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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.