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Mid-century fashion, vintage pop culture and retro cool... from Expo 67 and beyond.

15 December 2007

Graphis Magazine's Special Expo 67 Issue

In 1967, Graphis, a Swiss magazine dedicated to graphic and applied art, dedicated the entire issue #132 to the 1967 World Exhibition in Montreal.

Hailing Expo as "a unique art form", the special issue sought to draw attention to the "significant artistic accomplishments produced by the occasion" from a design viewpoint. Subjects included Environmental Aspects of Expo 67, Official Graphics at Expo 67, design reviews of pavilions and exhibits (including Quebec, U.S. and Czechoslovakia) as well as a feature on La Ronde.

The result is an exquisite document about Expo's most successful designs, and the small graphic details so often overlooked by the general public...

Panels used to identify shops of various nations.

A shot of the interior (top) and floorplans (bottom) of the Quebec pavilion.

Animal pictograms designed for the Victoria parking lot.

Colorful panels adorned Expo's many snack bars and refreshment concessions.

images: personal collection

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Blogger Kate M. said...

Oh hell. I want a copy - how much do you think I'd have to pay for one?

10:23 pm  
Blogger Jason Stockl said...

They pop up on occasionally on eBay, but be prepared to pay: mine cost me 29$...

11:24 am  
Blogger mod*mom said...

love these. the 2 to the right look a lot like lotta kulhorn graphics ( i think that's her) i have them saved on my other computer. very close.

4:32 am  

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