Poster Art of the Disney Parks, Second Edition: Second Edition Spiral-Bound | October 11, 2022

Daniel Handke, Vanessa Hunt

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An expanded and updated second edition of the stunning collection of posters from Disney theme parks around the world! Features more than 85 new posters and concept art pieces and a lively narrative about their behind-the-scenes development.

Disney attraction posters have been an important means of communication since Disneyland began displaying them in 1956. These eye-catching pieces of artwork adorn the parks with flair and style, and are displayed to build excitement and disseminate information about the newest additions to the Disney landscape. As evidenced by the evolution of the attraction posters, art styles and design techniques have certainly changed over the years. These characteristics also differ from continent to continent. Posters from EPCOT, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Shanghai Disneyland exhibit the nuances in presentation that give each park’s pantheon of posters its signature look and story.

This expanded and updated second edition is a must-have for anyone who loves the original book, for Disney collectors, and for students of the arts. Find inside:
  • An incredible collection of original attraction posters from Shanghai Disneyland
  • The extensive and graphically bold collection of EPCOT posters first unveiled at D23 Expo 2019
  • Posters featuring attractions and lands inspired by storytelling from Pixar, Star Wars, and Marvel
  • A variety of vibrant voices quoted throughout the book, with interesting insights about the development of the posters over the years and the interconnection among art, typography, and graphic design--Disney style.
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Publisher: Penguin Random House
Original Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256 pages
ISBN-10: 1368062474
Item Weight: 3.6 lbs
Dimensions: 11.2 x 0.77 x 14.6 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars Up to 30 ratings
". . . not just a slightly updated version of the 2012 book. With an additional 100 pages (!!) this is really a brand-new book. More text, more illustrations, more information and way, way more posters, including development artwork for those posters. This is the kind of book I was hoping for in 2012. Better late than never. In other words: I was blown away by this volume. Definitely a ‘must-have’ and a great gift for the Holidays.”
Didier Ghez, Disney History (
Danny Handke is a senior creative director for Walt Disney Imagineering, where he is responsible for creating and developing stories and ideas for Disney parks and cruise ships from concept to completion. On the Disney Wish cruise ship project, Danny is leading the creative direction and story development for Worlds of Marvel, AquaMouse, Star Wars: Hyperspace Lounge, Arendelle: A Frozen Dining Adventure, Disney’s Oceaneer Club, and more. He has worked for The Walt Disney Company for eighteen years. His recent projects include Guardians of the Galaxy – Mission: BREAKOUT! at Disney California Adventure, the integration of Marvel and Star Wars to Disney’s Oceaneer Club across the Disney Cruise Line fleet, and several blue sky projects for Disneyland Resort, Tokyo Disney Resort, and Hong Kong Disneyland. He is also coauthor of the first edition of Poster Art of the Disney Parks for Disney Editions. Danny was born in Highland Park, Illinois, and is a graduate of the Art Institute of Phoenix with a degree in Media Arts & Animation. He resides in Winter Garden, Florida, with his wife, Sachi, and daughter, Harley.

Vanessa Hunt worked for The Walt Disney Company for nearly twenty years. As a former Walt Disney Imagineer and a lifelong Disney aficionado, she was part of the group responsible for the original artwork preserved in the Walt Disney Imagineering Art Collection. She has been curator of several Imagineering exhibits featuring many of the works from the collection, and has consulted for The Walt Disney Family Museum. Vanessa is also the coauthor of the first edition of Poster Art of the Disney Parks (2012) as well as the wildly popular Maps of the Disney Parks (2016) and The Disney Monorail: Imagineering a Highway in the Sky (2020). In addition, Vanessa was the curatorial director on Marc Davis in His Own Words: Imagineering the Disney Theme Parks (2019). Currently, she is the Brand Design Content Specialist for Tillamook in Oregon.