Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spiele: Otl Aicher's Olympic Graphic Design

The Olympics might be over, but Olympic design will always live on. Guest Curator Joe Miller will be exhibiting his collection of graphic design from the 1972 Olympic Games at San Jose State University from August 26 through September 26. To be honest, I don't know much about graphic designer Otl Aicher (i must have been asleep that day in the History of Graphic Design), but from the brief bio on the website he sounds like a very influential and important contributor to 20th century graphic design -- worth a trip to the exhibit, i'm sure! Thank you Grain Edit for bringing this to our attention. ••••

1 comment:

Chris said...

This is a great story. I've collected some Olympics stamps over the years, and I remember quite well the ones Aicher must have designed for the Sapporo games in 1972 -- the bobsled design, in particular, comes to mind.