Going to Disneyland or Disney World is of course, one of the most popular family vacation destinations in America. We recently took our kids to Disney for the very first time and although I had reservations about it (I hadn't been since I was younger... Will it be too commercialized? Will it still feel magical?), it was one of the most amazing experiences I've had with my children and my son still says it was his Best Vacation Ever.
Although I love so much about modern-day Disney (and fortunately, yes, it still feels truly Magical!), I can't help but dream of a Disney Past with a 60's aesthetic and color palette, and a wide-eyed excitement about the future. When I stumbled onto Kevin Kidney's blog, a "long-time Disney designer, now self-employed art director, illustrator, writer, sculptor, and maker of things, who is inconveniently enamored with outdated technology, and pretty much every kind of cultural aspect of the American early 1960s" I was instantly inspired and excited to be exposed to a Disney that I don't know a lot about.
He shares lots of rare Disney finds that we wouldn't get to see otherwise and updates us on his new works (most are collaborations with fellow artist Jody Daily) that include gorgeously intricate paper sculptures, illustrations, puppets, high-end collectibles and more. Above is just a sampling of his work, so be sure to check out his Flickr for more.
Found via Ward Jenkins.
(Images: Kevin Kidney, Jody Daily, Disney)