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World Expo 88 Souvenir T-Shirt. Size - Small. Cotton, white, printed with 'Expo Sunsails' logo (6 coloured, illustrated panels with blue wavy line underneath). Made in Australia. Bubble Brand - Present Promotions Pty. Ltd.
CH classification CIVIC MEMENTOES Souvenirs EXPO 88 t-shirt
Production place
Centre Front 550 mm
Centre Back 650 mm
Sleeve 200 mm
Media/Materials description
Cotton, with coloured printed logo and name on front.
World Expo 88 (c)
Made in Australia \ BUBBLE \ Present Promotions Pty Ltd \ Cotton \ Size \ S
History and use
This white, cotton t-shirt depicts the ‘sun sails’ logo used during the 1988 World Exposition (commonly known as Expo ’88), which was held in Brisbane. The logo appeared across a wide range of Expo souvenir merchandise and was used as emblematic of the event in promotional articles and posters. The logo depicts a sun sail, or canopy, divided into panels, representing the notion of an Exposition as a multi-faceted cultural festival. The panels show aspects of the Expo ’88 experience, including circus acts, the visual arts, marching bands and theatre. The sights and sounds of this grand festival took place under the Queensland sun – as depicted in the last sun sail panel – and alongside the Brisbane river – the blue wavy line.

World Expo ’88 is often said to have been a turning point for Brisbane, and Queensland, having attracted large numbers of tourists and increased local interest and investment in arts and cultural industries.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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