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Expo67

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Expo67
This incredible image came my way via Jakub … Not sure if they have the world expo anymore, but I doubt it would look this good. Click through for more pics – Image above now links to larger version via George.

UPDATE: Apparently they do still have the world expo (aka World’s Fair), just not sure it’s got as many “Flying Car” and “Kitchen of the Future” exhibits these days.
Found a couple resources for Expo67 here and here. I’ve always found the design surrounding the mid-century World’s Fairs to be amazing. There’s something about that international 60′s design vibe (e.g. the Olymipics) that is just absolutely timeless.

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Another picture found from the Expo, its really all about those trees from the first picture though. Also, not sure why they chose black for the logo in this one, should have stuck with the white, negative space thing they had going on in the top one.

24 Comments Leave A Comment

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yo says:

September 17, 2007 at 2:31 am

Need a larger version please :)

Make a great desktop – In fact why don’t you offer a range of desktops ?

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drew kora says:

September 17, 2007 at 8:38 am

…and you’re totally right about that mid-century style that was championed by the World’s Fairs/Expos. It seemed like people were more positive about the future back then, had bigger and grander dreams about where they’d be in a few decades, and had an incredible sense of style that were all translated brilliantly through the design of the times.

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austin says:

September 17, 2007 at 3:12 pm

i have to say, it’s pretty cool hearing a day-to-day commentary from ya, when all i’ve known so far is the Tycho/Iso50 man.
really amazing trees in that first one though, definitely!

i agree with ‘yo’ too, desktops from you would be MAGNIFICO! check out desktopography.net if you haven’t yet, you could offer some stuff that would blow them away!

and i love the color of this golden text with the brown background, great choice

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Scott says:

September 18, 2007 at 4:55 pm

Drew-
I have a huge folder of stuff I have collected over the years…as a result I lose or forget the sources of many of these. This particular image was pretty small to begin with, so unfortunately there is no full size version.

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Jug says:

September 20, 2007 at 10:42 am

Great blog, Scott.

And what an incredible photo of the trees. WOW. I’m completely fascinated.

Rafael, that link you posted, amazing! Those photographs are priceless.

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Scott says:

September 20, 2007 at 3:07 pm

rafael-
thanks for those images, great stuff! will have to post some of those soon.

George- thanks for that, I will link it up.
-s

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Suzz says:

September 24, 2007 at 5:20 am

Inspirational! I love finding gold like that… It would have been great to see that from all the different angles up close

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Christian (Élément Kuuda) says:

September 24, 2007 at 9:48 am

Bonjours!!

I really dig your design work and Expo67. Unfortunately the site of Expo has not been preserved. You can still visit the park and some of the monuments and statues but everything else has evolved to something else or simply not existing anymore. I would say more than 75% is gone!! I think, they should of preserve it but did not! The city of Montreal still looks like space age in some parts though, definitely worth it to come and check it out!!!

Cheers!

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Scott says:

September 24, 2007 at 10:52 pm

Paco-
yeah that’s a cool site. I happened across it after I posted this, very nice scans. I will definitely be posting some of those here and there.

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mary says:

August 30, 2008 at 12:18 pm

I went to Expo 67. I was in high school at the time and didn’t know enough to apprecaite all that I saw. The building I remember best was a round building that was made up of rainbow colored panels inside you wateched a wonderful 360 degree movie similar to IMAX stuff they do no. I remember those green trees from your one photo and the dome. I have a few pictures somewhere.

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worldexooblog says:

June 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm

Yes, world’s fairs are still a going concern. Next year will be the biggest ever in Shanghai, China, with Yeosu (South Korea) and Milan (Italy) in 2012 and 2015 respectively.