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October 28, 2009
Today is our one year anniversary. Thanks to everyone for stopping by. This next year will be full of more great posts. Sorry for the lack of posts lately; I’ve been out on assignment!
September 9, 2009
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore is my favorite baseball stadium to visit. I love the vintage ballpark styling of the stadium.
August 25, 2009
The Agent has gone back out into the cold. Please standby for posts to resume by end of this week.
-Office of the Director
When Disney’s Mary Blair was working to design “It’s a Small World” for the 1964/1965 World’s Fair in New York City, she was incredibly up to date with art and design of the era. Below are photographs of the ride’s facade at Disneyland.
Below are concept sketches for the facade by Mary Blair, along with a video where she talks about the design process with Walt Disney prior to moving the ride to Disneyland from the World’s Fair.
Blair may have been influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames, Alexander Girard, and Stig Lindberg; all who were incredibly popular at the time and were working with stacked shapes. Other artists may have included glass artist Georges Briard and fine artist Louise Nevelson.
The original World’s Fair ride also incorporated a kinetic sculpture titled “The Tower of the 4 Winds” designed by Rolly Crump. Unfortunately the tower was torn down when the fair ended.
Crump also may have been influenced by the work of Charles & Ray Eames and their solar powered “Do Nothing Machine”
Here are some more Mary Blair-isms that I found at Disneland:
July 21, 2009
Attention All Operatives: Your help is needed to assist the Invisible Agent in infiltrating the set of television’s Mad Men. Currently posing as a contestant in the Mad Men Casting Call Contest under the alias “Mr. Hart” the Invisible Agent needs your 5 star vote to ensure his placement in the semifinals. Please review the below link ASAP:
Remember you may vote at least once each day, all efforts on your part are sincerely appreciated by this Office and the Invisible Agent.
July 12, 2009
Re: Operation X7D:
Infiltration of Tomorrowland. Please decipher below code and report back.
Attention Operatives and Superiors:
The Invisible Agent was spotted in Paris at the Hotel Meurice. All Operatives must reallocate to this agenda immediately.
8mm Paris – 1956:
-The Office of the Director