Sunday, October 2, 2011

Retro '71

Welcome back to another edition of the Retro '71 Apparel Line. This week we'll continue our Journey around the World Showcase with our emphasis on Japan. 

A stately vermilion torii gateway rises out of the waters of the World Showcase Lagoon bids us "good luck" as we enter Japan. As we amble through the serene bonsai gardens of the five story pagoda - it's modeled after the 8th century Horyuji Temple near Nara - we contemplate the artfully places rocks, the lanterns, and the ponds with their brightly colored koi. Across the way is the great Shishinden Hall, home of Mitsukoshi, the internationally famous Japanese department store. Within the massive feudal castle, we view worldly Japanese art and treasures. Perhaps we'll be fortunate enough to happen upon the Candyman, a dream fantasy maker, who sings and dances about while fashioning herons, fish and other fanciful designs from rice toffee. 

Following suit, this week’s design incorporates the Japan logo in a similar fashion as the previous shirts. The colors are inspired by the flag Japan . Finishing the design is some slight wear and tear with a textured finish, which ties it into the branding and overall vision of the Retro '71 apparel line.

Well that does it for this week’s edition of the World Showcase shirts. Check back soon as we dissect more fonts used for classic Disney Park attractions. Hope all of you have a great week and see you back soon.