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Graphic Design In the Wild – Day 11: EPCOT

EPCOT opened October 1, 1982. The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow was Walt’s hope for the future of urban design. Alas Walt’s true urban design vision wasn’t realized, but the park remains a graphic design menagerie.

With every step you’re surrounded by typography, logos, icons, poster designs, and signage.

Again, graphic design plays an important role in creating imaginary worlds. EPCOT is no different. The stronger the graphic design, the more realistic the imaginary world around you feels.

BONUS NOTE: The main EPCOT font is called “World Bold”. It’s designer is Deborah Lord. She also designed all of the graphics for the Universe of Energy pavilion.

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Street Art: Magic Kingdom edition

The Magic Kingdom is a city all it’s own.

Bridges rise and fall. Smooth, paved, concrete roads twist through the four Disney burroughs: Fantasyland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland, and Adventure land.

It has it own barber shop. It’s own Main Street. And the Walt Disney World railroad provides it’s citizens with a well run public transportation system.

Walt don’t play either. All trains run on schedule.

As with any vibrant city though, street art is everywhere.

Hand painted signs. Tiled tapestries. Sculptures.

Walt Disney’s love of art lives well beyond the animation table.