Posts Tagged with “olympics”

1976 Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montréal Olympics Test Event Posters

Montreal Olympics Test Event Posters

Before the Olympics Games begin, the orga­niz­ing com­mit­tee has test events to pre­pare and rehearse things like trans­porta­tion, guest ser­vices, results/scoring, etc. The design teams also test things like print­ing and instal­la­tions, so they cre­ate an iden­tity dif­fer­ent from what they cre­ated for the real games. These are some of the posters cre­ated for these “test event” for the 1976 Mon­tréal games. I’ve never seen these before. What a gem.

ViaThe Cana­dian Design Resource

'72 Munich Olympics Merchandise Catalog

Munich '72 merchandise catalog

Saw this ’72 Munich Olympics Mer­chan­dise Cat­a­log over at the Cre­ative Review blog and thought it was pretty neat. When we think of the Munich Olympics iden­tity, we always think about the great posters, brochures and pro­grams, but in fact there was a ton of other items that were just as great. Love those striped tote bags. All of these other good­ies, along with this cat­a­log, were cre­ated by the Ger­man firm, Fahnen-Fleck.

Read more over at Cre­ative Review.

1976 Denver Winter Olympics Poster

1976 Denver Winter Olympics Poster

The 1976 Win­ter Olympic Games were orig­i­nally awarded to the city of Den­ver, but they with­drew after some finan­cial con­cerns. But dur­ing the bid, Mas­simo Vignelli designed a few things, includ­ing this won­der­ful can­di­date poster. This is one of my per­sonal favorite posters from that era, the way the 76 is cropped off acts as a teaser.

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.

72: Otl Aicher and the Munich Olympiad


A great Flickr set by Toby Barnes of an exhibit of Otl Aicher’s graphic design work for the 1972 Munich Olympiad. Curated by Bib­lio­theque.

Via Swiss Legacy