· By Carise Pernell
Howard Johnson Anaheim to Create Line of Exclusive Products with Park Candy
Could our year get any sweeter?
We're happy to announce once of our biggest collaborations with the Happiest Hotel on Earth, the Howard Johnson Anaheim! Together, we're creating a line of fun mid-century modern inspired button up shirts in a collection of fun and vibrant colors.
Steve and I have been staying at this hotel since about 2016, longer than Park Candy has been around, and it remains our favorite spot for all of our Disneyland adventures. From the cozy beds to the theme park views, there are a plethora of reasons why we keep coming back. One of the main reasons has to be the overall feel of the hotel - that nostalgic mid-century feeling that makes the hotel quaint with all of the modern amenities you should expect in a hotel room.
They even went as far as making a House of the Retro Future based on the old Monsanto exhibit at Disneyland. Staying in this suite was an absolute dream.
They have truly become our family at this point so when they asked us to create a line of merchandise for them, we couldn't say no. Plus, we have matching mid-mod aesthetics - so yes of course!
We are still in the sample stages of creation but wanted to share a few of our design ideas with you so that you can see what the collection will have to offer.
This post card design is based on some of the artwork that Howard Johnson has on some of their custom pieces around the hotel and within their hotel guides.
The white and blue colors are really sharp here! These colors and variations are inspired by the breeze blocks and logo for Howard Johnson Anaheim's House of the Retro Future.
This solid blue with the pops of orange is our favorite!
So what do you think? Would you go for a fun retro button up shirt and if not, let us know why!