A Week of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

February 28th, 2011


The 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, Germany had some of the greatest and most memorable graphic design of the 20th century. The pieces shown here throughout the week were all designed by Otl Aicher, an outstanding German graphic designer. Besides the work done for the games he also worked on the corporate branding for Lufthansa Airlines in 1969 as well as designed the “M” logo of the Munich Airport.

Tune in this post each day of the week or the front page of the blog to get the latest post.

Day 1: Brochures
Day 2: Ticket passes
Day 3: Matchboxes
Day 4: Posters
Day 5: Bulletin Print Publication

Posted by on 02/28/11 in 1970s, Design, Print

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  1. Jesse says:

    I am very excited about this series!

  2. [...] designs, creating the design of the materials in an age without computer graphic design. check out his work as it relates to the 1972 Munich Olympic Games – there are a lot of great images and pieces for inspiration! Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post [...]

  3. Duncan says:

    Small world – just picked up a Otl Aicher book on a friends desk and was admiring his 1972 Olymics work. Then I hit this page after already having your blog open in a browser tab. Someone’s trying to tell me something.

    Congrats on a great blog.

  4. Tom says:

    Phaidon has put up a nice gallery of 72. Quite nice to see, how Aicher’s idea of organising things was adopted to the whole olympic terrain.

  5. [...] suits.” If you note in the first image you’ll see one of the icons used in the 1972 Munich Olympic games (very much wish that was an original and not a random rendition).Photographs by Simon Upton via [...]

  6. [...] Blog is running A Week of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games feature and the second installment is pretty epic. This collection of ticket passes from the ’72 [...]

  7. [...] simple label. The use of Helvetica is absolutely beautiful. The design of this label is credited to Otl Aicher. Thanks to Wallace Henning for finding it.0CommentsTweetFacebookAnywhere1968 British Railway [...]


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