Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Layout!

I thought it was time to create a new layout for the blog. Still tweaking things here and there, but it's pretty much complete! I made a new logo, background, header, everything! The look was inspired by vintage 1970s ticket books from the Magic Kingdom and the color scheme was based off the attraction, Space Mountain. 

For the logo, I went to a Transportation Ticket for a little inspiration:

I really liked how the median spurs added a regal sense; it looked like a logo you'd find on Main Street USA. The header is obviously based on a classic E-A Ticket book, which was the key to the fun back when the Magic Kingdom opened. Beings these letters were hand-rendered, it took a lot of effort to completely re-design them. 

The "skyline" right under the header represents the six "lands" that make up the Magic Kingdom: Main Street U.S.A (represented by the train station), Fantasyland (Cinderella Castle), Liberty Square (Haunted Mansion), Frontierland (Big Thunder Mountain), Adventureland (Aladdin's Magic Carpets), and Tomorrowland (Space Mountain). 

Hope you like it! I think it will help set the context for the designs to come!