Create a design inspired by the art of “it’s a small world.”
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May 21 - June 12, 2012
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About The Challenge
Vibrant colors and bold graphics helped make “it’s a small world” one of the most popular attractions of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Your challenge is to design a t-shirt inspired by the mid-century style of renowned designer Mary Blair.* The simple patterns and shapes and childlike whimsy she used to create “it’s a small world” are as famous as the attraction they represent. If you’ve ever had the chance to visit one of the “it’s a small world” attractions and experience the music and scenes from all over the world, you should already have plenty of the inspiration! For those who haven’t yet had the chance to visit “it’s a small world,” click here to explore! The chosen design will be sold on Threadless.
Disney characters outside of "it's a small world" cannot be used in your designs.
*All designs should be the submitter's original work. In no way should Mary Blair's actual artwork be used in design submissions.
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A framed reproduction print of Mary’s Blair’s tableau that inspired the Summer 12 LeSportsac print called “Magical Journey”
LeSportsac Large Weekender Bag in the “Magical Journey” print
Disney It's a Small World
“it’s a small world” was developed by Walt Disney as an exhibit dedicated to children from around the world for the 1964 World’s Fair. Working with his most brilliant artists and engineers, Walt Disney began the creative process with Disney artist Mary Blair. She created dozens of lush collages using various media, and representing the countries of the world. Today, Mary Blair’s Mid-Century style has influenced various luminaries in the
design and fashion communities. Like all great work, Blair’s vision transcends time and place, continuing to be at the forefront of innovation.