Posts Tagged ‘Expo 67’

Expo Lounge – Montreal’s Expo 67 and the 60s

Sunday, March 28th, 2010

Expo Lounge is a fun mine of architecture & design from Expo 67 and its general 1960s context – the utopian architecture, the futurist and sci-fi imagination, and the burst of innovation and optimism . Below is a near random collection of the material on the site, but it’s worth going and seeing for yourself.

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Basic Black

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Basic Black was a short film on fashion produced by William Claxon, Rudi Gernreich and Peggy Moffitt in 1967. To see more about this triumvirate, go here. To read more about the film, see the always worthwhile Expo Lounge site. Expo Lounge’s focus is Montreal’s mod Expo 67, but it also contains plenty of contextualization for that era worldwide.

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Why is Australian design so cool?

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Not a rhetorical question. This is a hodgepodge sample, for sure, and spans decades, but all of it seems to partake of some form or other of adventurousness. It’s possible I’m projecting, and that my view of Australia is entirely filtered through my childhood fixation on that girl in National Geographic who crossed the outback on camels.

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