The Space Age
This print is by the World’s Fair Space Age Medal, designed by the great George Tsutakawa. Although his proposal for the International Fountain wasn’t chosen, George Tsutakawa was asked to design the commemorative medal for the fair. It was a demanding commission, requiring him to travel to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia where the medal was struck. A copy of the cast, its stylized 1950s design proclaiming “Space Age World’s Fair,” was later set within the Founders’ Court near Intiman Theatre at Seattle Center, the site of the Fair. Fittingly, his son Gerry’s Fountain of Seseragi is located just steps away.