Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill, 1992 Chicago Universal Exposition, 1985
This rare poster was designed and created by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in 1985 for the prospective 1992 Chicago World's Fair. This is a must-have for Chicago, World's Fair and history buffs alike!
The design features a fireworks explosion composed of tiny flags from around the world.
A newly conceived 5-starred flag of the City of Chicago appears in the lower left of this design among the flags of many nations as they appeared in 1985.
The decision was made by the Governor of Illinois not to provide funding for this project and the idea of a 1992 Chicago World's Fair was completely abandoned. The remaining quantity of these posters were donated by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill to the Chicago Historical Society. A short time later, the Society's storage area flooded and all of the remaining posters were destroyed. Only a few survived in the hands of collectors.
Offset, 24 x 36 inches
This poster is conservation backed on acid-free paper and canvas. Original vintage posters are rare and availability is subject to prior sale.