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Oh, now HERE’S something to look forward to!

Don Hahn, producer of damned near every one of Disney greatest animated films of the 1990s, has written a book about two of my favorite aesthetics – early Disneyland and mid-century modern: Yesterday’s Tomorrow: Disney’s Magical Mid-Century.

Publisher’s description: “Yesterday’s Tomorrow is a valentine to an era of optimism, relaxed lifestyle, and innovative design; a large-format, general audience book, illustrated with rarely seen art and photography of the mid-20th century reflecting the unique style that Walt Disney and his artists contributed to the era. If you’ve seen Sleeping Beauty, read Dwell Magazine, shopped at Design Within Reach, or watched Mad Men, this book is for you and all those who love this extraordinary era of Disney.”

UPDATE: You can now pre-order it on Amazon!

Amazon Associates link for Yesterday’s Tomorrow: http://amzn.to/2tntavK

1968 Honeywell Briefcase Computer - designed for Dr. Heywood Floyd (aka William Sylvester) in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The computer features all all the components of a modern laptop computer - keyboard, camera, electronic stylus pen, modem, digital file storage module, and display screen, (image via cnn © Stanley Kubrick Achive)