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Text on Button I HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE The Wolfsonian - FIU
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“I Have Seen the Future” was a traveling exhibition featuring work by designer Norman Bel Geddes. From June 27th through September 28th, 2014 the exhibit was on display at the Wolfsonian Museum at Florida International University.  It was developed by the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin and featured more than 200 never-before-seen items, including photographs, films, and drawings.

Bel Geddes was an urban planner as well as a costume, set, and industrial designer. He is well known for giving streamlined designs to everyday objects, such as furniture and vehicles, as well as buildings and roadways. He also is well known for his Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. This button is designed after a popular souvenir patrons of the Fair received after visiting the exhibit. For the history of the original souvenir button in the Button Museum collection, click here.


Gross, R. (2014 July 18). Designing the Future. National Endowment for the Arts. Retrieved from

I Have Seen the Future. (n.d.) FIU. Retrieved from…

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