'Poster Art of the Disney Parks' Book Coming to Disney Parks Soon
It's a book that's been four years in the making, and now it's almost ready to make its debut in Disney Parks Stores. "Poster Art of the Disney Parks," the creation of Disney Imagineers Vanessa Hunt and Danny Handke, showcases posters utilized by Disney to convey the essence of its theme parks and attractions.
The book includes over 300 posters and concepts, including some "never before seen" prints and almost all of the original 1950's Disneyland posters. Says author and Imagineer Hunt about her book:
We made an extra effort to ensure the posters in the book were printed as color accurate as possible. We even found a box containing several poster concepts that had never been published until now. The most challenge part was identifying artists. While many unidentified posters artists were later identified during our interviews, there are some that remain credited to 'Unknown Artist.'
The book retails for $40 in the parks and is expected to be in various merchandise locations in both Disneyland and Walt Disney World (including Animation Gallery in Disney's Hollywood Studios) sometime late this month or early June. It is also planned to have a national release in the fall and will be available via Amazon starting Septebmer 4 at a lesser price - around $26.