Saturday, June 26, 2010

Concept de Fritos

1955 Concept and Final Poster

 The orange and black Casa de Fritos restaurant poster is one of my favorite vintage Disneyland posters, ranking up there with the Grand Canyon Diorama and the 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea posters. I like the stark contrasts of the colors, and the fancy details on the mysterious charro in the foreground.  

The Casa de Fritos building is also depicted on the poster.


Thufer said...

How strange, somehow I am thinking of the opening of the 60's TV show 'The Wild Wild West'.

Anonymous said...

Zorro also came to mind.

Major Pepperidge said...

The only one of these posters that I ever saw for sale went for well over $10,000 (at a Howard Lowery auction).

Thanks for the concept artwork, it is interesting that it shows a more traditional American cowboy, while the finished product used a fancy Mexican/Spanish type.

Lucas Ferreyra said...

Beautiful poster!

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