Well it's official! We are in the souvenir business. After lots of discussion, planning, designing, and hard work, we now have a small line of official Retro Disney World Shirts. The collection is small, but very cool. In the last article written about new retro clothing, we spoke about the designer AngrySaint from Red Bubble. After discussing this concept with him, he came back to us with a very nice set of designs which look really neat. We have everything from the classic Retro Disney World logo which you all know and love, to a more simple look with the three stripes you see to the left. These are all on SALE for one week only. At the end of next week (5/31), the price will return to the normal price point that every shirt on Red Bubble goes for. Click Here To Purchase
When speaking with AngrySaint, he is very open to custom ideas and concepts. Last we spoke, he is trying to develop a unique Discovery Island shirt that will take us all back to the old attraction. He also put together a neat set of EPCOT logo shirts recently. Every color of the rainbow is available and once again, you can customize the shirt color to match your own taste.
The temperature is starting to rise in Ohio... This gets me thinking Summer! Finally! Well, this little pamphlet fits that thought perfectly. This is a short little guide to the All American Summer 1986 that took place in the Disney Village Shopping Area. I recently got a large quantity of great retro pamphlets, books, and random things. This is the first one I will be writing about. As you can see though, it may be only a small piece of paper, but it was packed with exciting events. The Disney Village had beach parties, evening entertainment, street dancing, vendor wagons of food, and even a ten foot tall Statue of Liberty. Enjoy this trip back to 1986 and let us know if you have anything to add to this era. Any photos of these festivities? I'd love to see the replica Statue of Liberty! Click to show the full image -
In the ever growing search to relive retro memories and reclaim a little bit of the past, I stumbled upon a great site that helps me do just that. Red Bubble is a site that allows artists to sell their work. Luckily for us, some of the artists on the site love vintage Disney World logos, pictures, emblems, and other things. I found one seller that caught my eye, as he has retro resort logos and designs he creates. He also has a big thing for the old EPCOT logos which have made for some very neat and custom designed shirts. Some of these you could have easily seen at EPCOT in '82, but he does redesign them slightly. From there, you can change shirt colors to dial in exactly the retro feel you are looking for.
After ordering a ton of items, I emailed the seller/designer to tell him I liked his work. He asked if I had any ideas!! I thought that was so cool, since he is willing to give the people what they want. I told him a contemporary logo/themed shirt would be awesome. By the end of the day, the logo was created and the shirt was for sale. Now I don't know about you, but for me this is trouble.... Hopefully I can keep myself under control and not turn my entire wardrobe into retro Disney shirts and hoodies... I hope you enjoy these items as much as I do, it is also fun just to create and try different color combos to make that truly retro look we all miss at Disney World. Click below to check them out!
I've never seen this one before.. A gold colored money clip from, well I'd guess the early to mid eighties based on the price ($9.00), and the price tag itself.