Delta Dreamflight Press Kit

The cover of the Delta Dreamflight press kit, 1989.


Delta Dreamflight was a ride at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Opened in 1989, it replaced one of my favorite rides as a kid, If You Had Wings, which was sponsored by Eastern Airlines. When Eastern dropped their sponsorship, Delta stepped in and became the official airline of Walt Disney World. This media package was released during the opening festivities and contains promotional materials, Delta collateral and a photo. I’ve scanned some of the more interesting material. Click to enlarge.
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Here’s a new print that I finished up in preparation for Pinupalooza. Actually, truth be told, it’s an old print that I never finished because I wasn’t sure where to go with it. I finally figured it out and got it finished. It’s a little different style than my usual. A little more cartoony, perhaps. I like the overall look though. Click to make larger.
Pan Am Pinup Boeing 707
Anyone who knows me, knows of my obsession with the history of the airline industry, particularly Pan Am. I’m proud to say that my interest in the advertising art and style of the jetset years began well before every department and discount store were selling poster reproductions. Here’s my small contribution to the style in the form of a Pan Am pinup.


I have a collection of Pan Am advertising music called “The Music of Pan Am”. I took one of the songs, “Question: Is the Going Great” sung by Sammy Davis Jr. and mashed it up with scenes from the Pan Am PR film, “6 and a Half Magic Hours”. The song isn’t a direct advertisement for Pan Am, but does use part of the arrangement. This is essentially a pop version for Sammy Davis Jr. On the whole, it’s perfect ‘jet set’ cool.