World’s Fair Wednesday – Expo ’92

The 1992 Expo was held in Seville, Spain, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Columbus’ expedition to the Americas.  It was a massive fairground on the Isla de la Cartuja:

Expo 92 Panorama

 

The mascot was Curro, a weird sort of bird-elephant hybrid with a rainbow beak and rainbow plumes.  His likeness was all over the fairgrounds and I think you can still pick up Curro plushes on ebay or elsewhere.

 

Curro

 

I’m particularly fond of the font at the bottom. And of the font at the top. And of Curro.

 

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