Otl Aicher and the 1972 Munich Olympics

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This site is an online resource of the 1972 Munich Olympics. It showcases the visual identity of the Munich Olympics through Otl Aicher and his teams’ iconic designs. They are a source of inspiration that will be shown here in a comprehensive fashion.

One of the cultural mile-stones in the field of visual communication, the design of the XXth Olympiad was so successful that it articulated to multi-lingual and mutli-cultural audiences which had never been done so well before. The pictogram system which was devised by Aicher and his team for the games was the perfect example of simplistic information design and has now become the universal standard.

München 1972 | Collected

A collection of over 400 items from the 1972 Munich Olympics compiled into one hardback. Includes the Visual Identity Standards Manual.

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