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2 June 2008

About the Expo 67 Symbol

From the official Expo 67 guide:

"The theme of Expo 67 was inspired by the philosophy
of French airman and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
as developed in a book widely read across the world
of
which the English title is - Man and his World.

As graphic symbol for this concept, Expo 67 adopted
a
design that drew its inspiration from one of the
oldest
known drawings of Man. Eight identical groups
of
twin figures represent mankind in unity
encircling the world."


images: (top) montage by author
(bottom) library and archives Canada

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Blogger Kate Savage said...

And all this time I thought it was an inverted cross gone wonky. Huh.

11:36 am  

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