Monday, September 25, 2017

Disney Announces 35 Year EPCOT Anniversary Goodies

It's time for 35 years at EPCOT!

Love the retro logo!

This October, Epcot celebrates its 35th Anniversary at Walt Disney World Resort. To commemorate this milestone occasion, the Disney Parks Merchandise team has created a retro-inspired merchandise collection that captures the essence of a spirited phrase from Epcot’s beginnings, “We’ve just begun to dream.” I spoke with Eric Caszatt, Creative Manager with the Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media Creative Group, about how research played an important role when designing artwork for this collection.
Great looking merch.
 “Many of the artists on my team are long-time Epcot fans,” explained Eric. “We wanted the art to have a distinct vintage feeling, and take its cues from artwork, logos, signage, and in-park graphics found in the early 1980s. We also referenced actual merchandise released during the first few years of operation. Many products then did not incorporate Disney characters into the artwork with the exception of Figment from the Journey Into Imagination attraction. I’m excited to see several products being released this fall can trace their heritage back to those original items.” -Disney
I'm really liking the look of the colors and retro design that capture the original EPCOT logo. The EPCOT Center logo can also be seen in some designs, with the Future World Pavillion logos also on some merchandise. Overall it is a large money-grab for Disney, but they really have something for every Disney collector that exists. 



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