Official Mascot and Characters for Expo.02

For Expo.02 in Switzerland. I was hired to design the official mascot and all characters for all arteplages of Expo.02, so back in 2001 I was flying back and forth from my studio in Santa Monica to the various towns where the expo arteplages were being built, working on dozens or hundreds of designs. In the end it was all pretty much ready to go – and then in the last minute the event management was completely changed and they threw all the existing material overboard and started from scratch. They turned the mascot and character design into a contest, where I then once again ended up in the final 2 chosen designers – but finally only made second place.

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