Montreal Expo Passport from 1967
Back in 1967 the International and Universal Exhibition, short Expo, took place in Montreal. And Ian Smith reported in his blog Smallcano about the story that he looked through some stuff in his parents’ basement and stumbled upon a ticket/passport for the exhibition. And like Ian, I am overwhelmed of the idea, the design and just all the brilliant other aspects of the “Passport to Man and his World”.
What really gets me is the idea behind it. They organized an exhibition for 50 million visitors and 62 nations were participating, so they came up with the idea to design the exhibition ticket as a passport. Like the one you are travelling with. And you get stamps for every pavilion/nation you visit.
The passport was designed so detailed and so persuading, I am really fascinated by the phrase inside:
“Our theme ‘Man and his World’ portrays the growing interdependence between men in our time. We hope you will share your faith in a common destiny.”
Apparently the passports for children were blue and the ones for adults were red. You can find some pictures here.