July 23, 2009

Merlin's Magic

The impact Imagineer Herb Ryman had on Walt's original kingdom cannot be overstated. From the first overview of Disneyland used to sell the idea of the California park to financiers, Herb's wonderful eye for design just kept blessing the land(s). Above is an unused rendering for Merlin's Magic Shoppe in Fantasyland. Whimsical, complex, full of charm. Sounds like a description of the artist himself!
(Concept art copyright The Walt Disney Company.)

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