A Fan’s Dream: 50th Anniversary ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is LOADED

June 1st... The Beatles' legendary, renowned, belovedĀ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band will turn 50 years old. Apple Records is pulling out all the stops. For the first time, a Beatles studio album re-issue will come with... BONUS TRACKS. The Beatles' original UK discography was first issued on CD in 1987. None of those re-issues … Continue reading A Fan’s Dream: 50th Anniversary ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Is LOADED

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The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #5: Three More Anthologies…

We are now well into the second half of the 1940s... Walt Disney and his crew still can't afford to do a single-story animated feature. They pressed on, doing more anthologies, more short cartoons, and then... Live-action pictures, from hybrid films (Song of the South) to short nature documentaries (the True-Life Adventures)... Three more post-war … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #5: Three More Anthologies…

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #4: Goodwill and Package Features

We're now on Round 4. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. Toad Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, and The Sword … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #4: Goodwill and Package Features

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #3: ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Bambi’

Number three. Now moving onto the last two features that make up the Golden Age of the Walt Disney studios... Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and Pinocchio Fantasia Dumbo and Bambi Saludos Amigos, The Three Caballeros, and Make Mine Music Fun & Fancy Free, Melody Time, and The Adventures of the Ichabod and Mr. … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #3: ‘Dumbo’ and ‘Bambi’

The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #1: ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio’

Months ago, I did a post on the various logos that Pixar uses for their films. The interesting thing about Pixar logos? Usually just one is made for any given feature-length film, and minor variants are used on marketing materials. I was able to talk about all of their logos in one post... Walt Disney … Continue reading The Typography of Disney Animation Logos #1: ‘Snow White’ and ‘Pinocchio’