Urso Chappell’s ExpoMuseum Blog: June 2011

14 June 2011

Expo '10, St. Louis

"Saint Louis Expo '10"

Don't remember Expo '10 in St. Louis? That's because it didn't happen. At least, it didn't happen outside the mind of a 15-year-old Urso.

I drew this concept for a world's fair for 2010 back in 1982 when I was 15 years old. I'd just attended my first world's fair at the time, the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville.

Some of the anachronisms you'll notice: a West Germany Pavilion, a Soviet Union Pavilion, and prominent tags for public telephones. I also hadn't anticipated that we'd drop the two-digit shorthand for years starting in 2000.