1976 Montréal Olympics Graphics Manual

1976 montreal olympics graphics manual

I’ve been very lucky to finally find a copy of the Graphics Manual for the 1976 Montréal Olympics, which is my personal favorite Olympic identity. I’m a little obsessed with collection pieces from these games. I particularly fond of graphics manuals like this because they provide a window into the the thinking and process behind the identity system. It’s the closest you get to having the designer explain the system, in this case Georges Huel and Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

7 Comments on "1976 Montréal Olympics Graphics Manual"

  • J says

    How much did you have to pay for it?
    eBay finding?

    Congrats! Munich is my favorite, but Montréal is my second favorite.

  • pat taylor says

    To think this was done without a computer! P@

  • I like this examples of pure and clean typography on your site.
    Current flamboyant grafic-design appears – in contrast to this – like late rococo style 😉

  • You lucky man! This is truly a rare and good find, congrats. Looks truly amazing as well, a testament of the good old days.

  • It’s so nice to see how excellence in design ages well. One of my favourite logos, ever. Thanks!

  • Andrew Wreakes says

    My father was a marshal for Soccer at the 1976 Olympics (some of the round robin games were played in Toronto, ON, I have the shirt and name badge he was given for being a volunteer. If I your interested, I’ll take some photos and send them along.

    • Yes please! That would be great.