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Sunday
Jun172018

Signals for the Information Age

Have you ever been late to your grandson's holographic birthday? 
Need a ping when miniaturizations are taking place at the M.E.T.?
Waiting for that special Spark of communication?  
Or just want to be notified in a wonderfully Retro Futuristic way.   
  
Introducing E82 RINGTONES...

A collection of OVER 50 specially created tones connecting you in the Information Age, each one arranged to be both loopable and tastefully selected for any professional setting with compatible files for both Android and iPhone* systems

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*iPhone files will require connecting your phone to a laptop or desktop for installation.

Wednesday
May232018

Logo Series โ€” Electronic Forum

"From the assembly of the ancient Greeks to the New England town hall meeting, every democratic community has had its own forum, a place to meet with one's peers to discuss events of the day and to plan a course of action for tomorrow. In a very real sense, Electronic Form is as lively and democratic as Athen's agora, and infinitely more efficient." — Walt Disney's EPCOT Center, Creating a New World of Tomorrow by Richard R Beard "
With its seemingly random bits of data building into a clear picture, the marquee of CommuniCore's Electronic Forum beckoned guests to add their individual viewpoints to a great number of issues facing the ever-changing conditions found in the 1980s and early 90s. E82 welcomes this incredibly intricate signage to the Logo Series complete with its equally complex color scheme and customarily updated aesthetics of E82's "De-Retro-ization" Process.        

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Wednesday
Apr182018

Oceanic Architecture 

Inspired by the design timelapse videos from visual artist James White , "Oceanic Architecture" is the entire 15-hour process of The Living Seas Edition in the Epcot Architecture Series.What you will see is every step of the process, from source architectural drawings to failed attempts and all points in between as I struggle to translate its highly sculptural three-dimensional waves into a strictly 2D format.

 

 

Tuesday
Oct242017

The 21st Century โ€” 35 Years Later

35 years into its existence and with so many of its prophecies realized, it has become extremely difficult to comprehend just how unique, all-encompassing and utterly miraculous was the creation of EPCOT Center. A pathetically insignificant cartoon studio, led by the single greatest creative mind of the 20th Century, had grown to give birth to entirely new art forms, pioneered amazing technologies, created Kingdoms and established new Worlds. And on October 1st, 1982 actually performed what today would seem chronologically impossible: Walt Disney Productions quite literally transported us over 20 years into the future. And not without purpose... 
The world EPCOT Center was born into may not have been the most lethal but it was most assuredly one of the darkest for the human spirit. At great financial risk and personal sacrifice Disney, General Electric, Sperry Computers, Exxon, Kodak, General Motors, Kraft, American Express, Coke-Cola, & United Technologies banded together to elevate humanity out of a global depression and restore hope to the passengers of Spaceship Earth.
Signaling this audaciously avant-garde endeavor was an austerely mysterious masterpiece of minimalist futurism. The geodesic icon of this new center depicted as that which it was being created to symbolize what Ray Bradbury described as a "small, silent and fragile island drifting in the night sky". 


Originally created by graphic designer Norm Inouye, this painting has been lovingly (and obsessively) re-created dozens of times by yours truly over the years, and this is merely my latest attempt to capture the essence of its streamlined serenity.        

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Sunday
Oct222017

Logo Series โ€” Kitchen Kabaret

"The most unusual cast of incredible edibles this side of the refrigerator assembles in...Kitchen Kabaret. Audio-Animatronics food groups... led by hostess Bonnie Appetit, perform a full menu of musical numbers as they [sing the praise of] good nutrition."
The most charming of all EPCOT Center's attractions, this musical revue, loosely set in the 1940s featured some truly exquisite (and sometimes eccentric) examples of Art Deco aesthetics not the least of which was its main marquee towering over the center stage.        

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