World’s Fair Wednesday – Expo ’74 design

Held in Spokane, Expo ’74’s theme was about the environment.  From some reports it appears the environmental message was a little too corporatized or even “Disney-fied”.  What catches my eye about Expo ’74 is the design:

 

Expo '74 Magazine Ad

 

And a great ticket stub from Expo sand World Fairs:

 

Expo 74 Ticket

 

Here’s a video that has some great footage of it – it looks like a news broadcast, or maybe  a tourism piece.  Either way, it looks pretty dated, and it’s talking about an event that was even more dated, which is an interesting rabbit hole.  Hang in there for a minute or so to see the original ad for Expo ’74 – it’s worth it.

 

 


Happy Thanksgiving!

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