When I started making TILT a few years back, I realized that I’d need to learn how to use Adobe Illustrator in order to pull off the animation I wanted to have in the film. To teach myself I created some drawings that emulated the style of the Disney attraction posters I collect (the early Disney posters have a silk-screened style that Illustrator is ideally suited for.) UPDATE: You can print your own copy of these posters.
First I did a straightforward copy of the Skyway poster up on my wall; after a while I tried creating some original content to commemorate some long-gone Walt Disney World attractions that, sadly, never received their own poster.
The amazing conclusion to the story is that these were discovered online by a Disney exec, and I soon got a job creating attraction posters for Disney for real. Definitely a dream come true.
I like the Swan Boats poster the best of the three: