My pal Robert Mearns just released this amazing t-shirt for ION Magazine. Does anyone outside of Vancouver know who Expo Ernie is?
I want that. I want that very much.
The Robot Mascot of the fair.
Yup, I’m sure of it (haha, hope so)
yes! did all the Expos have a little mascot with a name?
Not sure, but in Spain there was one called Fluvi, in Japan Moriso (something like that), Chinas mascot for the world expo is called Haibao.
wow i need to look all these up!
This must be inspired by that Dr. Who episode where they’re in the library!
Very cool either way.
thanks guys :)
no i don’t. i think too many of these great artists are not known in germany.
–> and this shirt absolutly gorgeous. <–
[is it possible to connect these artists shown here with germany? it HAS to be a platform, to bring all these together. and it's a shame that it didn't happend till now! well, there are some, but not enough!!!]
Wondered what became of Ernie… I always kind of assumed he wound up on the DTES after the whole post Expo, False Creek/Coal Harbour fiasco. Looks like I was right.
As an aside, had the VanOc committee wanted to do a seriously “green games,” they would have resurrected Ernie instead of tabling a full four culturally appropriated (first nations derived) and awkwardly monetized characters.
But this is not the forum for socio-political diatribe(?) (though the torch parade through Rossland was an abomination- ugh)
I was six during expo 86 and my sister went to expo with her school marching band, she bought me a shirt with expo ernie on it.
i was four, i wish i had a better memory of it, i remember getting stamps on my passport from the different countries you could visit
a very tenous link….
but i believe it was a semi related event at expo 86 where tony hawk beat christian hosoi in one of skateboaridng first “international” events… or something like that. i only really remember the hawk-hosoi detail fro sure. GT
I TOTALLY remember Expo Ernie…
What ever happened to the good ol’ expo/world fair?
They don’t do things like they used too.
lol COOL! love it! i still have a huge stuffed Expo Ernie that i got when i was at the Expo! I had to claim it as luggage cause it was so big….its in a plastic bag in my basement still like new, poor guy…its too bad they got rid of so much of the Expo from Vancouver when it was done, i loved the “Concrete Highway”
This is awesome. I want that t-shirt!
muy bonito robot
Hey Kim, haven’t you heard? Singapore is having an expo this year, complete with cutesy, ice cream-licking mascot: http://www.singaporeatworldexpo.com/en/index.html
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