Evernotes Every Friday

1. Monsters University

It’s a known fact that I love Disney, and then of course Pixar! Pixar puts all effort and full quality into each and every one of their movies and for the upcoming Monster’s University they even designed a website to correlate. And not just a homepage, you can click around and even purchase (of course) MU apparel, unfortunately the multi armed monsters have to wait for their sweatshirts as they are either sold out or coming soon! Found via swissmiss.

2. Sony Music Timeline

On the walls of the London headquarters for Sony,  Alex Fawkes has designed 54 2 meter tall vinyl panels full of beautiful black and white typography. The occasion? Sony’ 125 anniversary! The panels depict the many (nearly 1,000) artist names from the Sony label. What a great way to honor the past and present. Found via Pinterest, originally from Type Worship.

3.  iFontMaker for iPad

I wish I had added an iPad to my 26 Wishes post, because then obviously I would have gotten one for my birthday, right? Elsie from A Beautiful Mess just posted about her handmade fonts created with iFontMaker. Sounds so easy, unlike in the past where I have looked into creating my own fonts and the process was quite tedious. When the day comes, this will be one of the first apps I download!

4. Granny’s Secret Organic

The last two items of the day are both packaging design but they couldn’t be more different from one another. First up is Granny’s Secret Organic. A design that just oozes femininity and one that did not go the cheap way in production. The label is inset into the class plus has a custom diecut and embossing. And I love the type based tag—oh and the little detail of the curved line on the cap. If I ever got a jar, I may not ever want to open it! Found via the dieline, designed by Peter Gregson.

5. Cameron Construction Promotion

The next packaging design today is for Cameron Construction. The company had a box custom designed and engraved to encase a leather bound set of Craftsman wrenches. The wrenches were then sent out to the local oil refineries with a note to call to receive the leather case and the box. 100% responded! I can’t even fathom how much each of those would cost but it sure sounds like the quality investment had a great return! Found via the dieline, designed by Jim Killian, Fluid.

Star Tours 2.0

Finally! Finally, after three months since its opening day, I took a ride into the futuristic lands of Star Wars with Star Tours.

I loved it! I was never a devoted fan to the original though so I am not the best person to look to for a full review/comparison of the ride. It’s definitely a good time and that’s the point of the ride, isn’t it?

Before I share my photos from the trip, I just wanted to let all of you know about this awesome iPhone/Android app that will help you keep track of which destinations you made it to as there are over 50 scenarios for your trip. The app can be found here:

Download Disney World iOS App | Download Disneyland iOS App

Download Disney World Android App | Download Disneyland Android App

But if you don’t have an iPhone or Droid, or don’t care to download it, you can track your progress online here. And here’s a quick run through of the various destinations and variations:

The rebel spy beginning will begin with one of these characters

  • Darth Vader
  • Scan droid

First planet stop you can visit

  • Hoth (Empire Strikes Back battle)
  • Kashyyyk
  • Tatooine (Pod racing scene)

You will receive a hologram message from

  • Princess Leia
  • Yoda
  • Admiral Ackbar

Second planet stop you can visit

  •  Naboo (Phantom Menace battle)
  • Coruscant (Clone wars battle)
  • Geonosis (Death Star battle)

The above info was accumulated from this post from Star Tours Live.

And finally, I just wanted to share a few photos from the entrance to the queue and then a little fun photo with my friend Amie in our very cool 3D glasses.