Friday, October 19, 2007

Mickey Futurism (1980s)


Jeff over at Hyperion 2719 has this photo from the 1980s of assorted Disney characters in their futuristic rainbow costumes.

See also:
EPCOT's Horizons
EPCOT Publicity Materials (1981)

9 comments:

Dan said...

I loved those costumes!

73man said...

When I was a kid I wanted to visit Epcot so badly. Never got there, it just seemed like another planet to a kid growing up in Ireland.

Arkonbey said...

before rainbow imagery gave conservatives conniptions...

Mark Plus said...

Who builds geodesic domes these days? The geodesic dome's inventor, Buckminster Fuller, still has a cult following. But that doesn't make much sense because his inventions haven't really worked well.

73man said...

Mark Plus: have you seen the Eden project in England?

Mark Plus said...

73 man asks,

have you seen the Eden project in England?

No. Judging from the website, it reminds me of the Climatron (a paleo-future neologism, if I've ever see one!) in St. Louis, which I have seen.

In other contexts, geodesic domes just look increasingly dated.

Mark Plus said...

BTW, I live about ten miles from Arcosanti, another moribund architectural experiment from the paleo-future era.

Khazar-khum said...

For someone into radical rethinking & 'arcology', Arcosanti's founder has an astoundingly mediocre apartment.
Plastic lawn chairs?

And the bell foundry. How very 60s to believe you can support a community by making bells which, no doubt, were symbolic of man's need to wake up.

Anonymous said...

I knew it! I know where the Teletubbies creator got the idea of putting creepiness on children show.