Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Artist's Conception

Expo 67 was to be an example of the future, where people would live in geodesic domes, riding monorails... Perhaps no images conjure up this feeling as well as artists' conceptions of Expo 67, before it opened.

At the beginning of Expo, postcards and souvenirs featured scale models, drawings and paintings of the site, seeing as no photographs could be taken during the preperation of this ephemera.

The resulting images were elegant on occasion (above), but more often bizarre and incomprehensible (below).

images: (1-2) library and archives Canada

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