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The Blog has Changed

As you’ve already noticed ENCOM has replaced my logo of E82 with one that looks remarkably like their own. As part of change, ENCOM has asked me to give more attention for the companies that made EPCOT Center possible in the first place. One of the first of these is a commissioned desktop that displays all major sponsors of the original EPCOT Center. Inspired by “Bokeh” style photography, this image takes the technique a step further by both sharpening and defusing the logos simultaneously in the same image. In addition, this will be just the first step for an upcoming series of articles profile various companies and their relationship and influence on Epcot and ultimately the Walt Disney Company itself.


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Editor's Note: I seriously don’t know how much more control I can give to this “game company.” I think it might be time to change things from "Inside the System". – Stay Tuned for further developments

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Reader Comments (7)

Very cool! Love the new banner, and I'm interested to see where you're going with this Encom thing.

December 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFuture Guy

nice bg. I really love this arc, can't wait to see where it goes!

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermatt

The Clu abides.

December 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

No American Express or Coca-Cola?

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

It would totally tie the whole thing together.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKevin

Good Observation Matt! American Express and Coca-Cola are part of my master set of corporate logos for this “Sponsored by” Series (As are several other companies Like Nestle and Siemens), but the general theme of this piece is focused around classic Future World. AMX and Coke are World Showcase sponsors and certain logos would detract from more serious tone of this particular piece (just as Nestle’s birds in a nest wouldn’t fit in this design either.)
TANGENT ALERT: Although World Showcase will creep-in from time to time, E82 is largely focused on things that continuously change. I know that I’m going to receive a lot of heat for this, but (speaking in a purely historical manner) WS is the most boring segment of any Disney theme park! Excluding, two (and only two) additions the whole area has not changed in any significant way since its opening almost 30 years ago. Many people who truly love EPCOT Center-Future World would do anything to visit the park again as it appeared before 1992. But if you want to experience World Showcase in 1982?... just go there now! It’s basically the same thing.

December 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJoshua L Harris

More or less agree about World Showcase. I just thought that in addition to The American Adventure, their sponsorships of CommuniCores TravelPort and Sunrise Terrace Restaurant might warrant them a nod. :-)

December 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

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