Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Did the beautiful National Parks Posters inspired WED Imagineers for Disneyland Attraction Posters ?
Recently, i've discovered these wonderful National Parks posters that you will see below. Obviously most of them were designed a long time ago - i didn't found the exact date but i would say at least 60 years ago. When i was looking at some of them, i couldn't stop thinking about the old Disneyland attraction posters. You know, posters like this one of the Grand Canyon Diorama...
...or this one realised for the "Rainbow Caverns"
...or also this one, always for the Grand Canyon Diorama.
Although the Disney posters are more stylised, i've wondered if the style of the posters you will see below served as inspiration for WED Imagineers, a long time ago. As i don't have the answer, if anybody at WDI reading this article knows about it, he is welcome to let us know in the comments!
Edited: I just had the confirmation that these national parks posters were the most direct inspiration for some of the attraction posters, and specially for the DLP Grand Canyon Poster.
And now, it's time to discover these great National Parks posters, i'm sure you will enjoy them a lot!
Let's end with this poster realised for the Old Faithful Inn at Yellowstone. As i told you in a previous article this old hotel served as inspiration for WDW Wilderness Lodge.
As i'm pretty sure that some of you would like to have one (or more) of these posters at your home if it was posible to find them, i have a good news: it's possible! At least two web sites exist where you can order them in big size and it is Ranger Doug Enterprises and The Parks Company web sites.
Disney attraction posters: copyright Disney