72 Olympics Passes

Posted by Scott

Shelby’s 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 games were designed by the legendary Otl Aicher and feature the classic pictograms for which the Munich games are known.

I’m not sure why, but tickets of all kinds have always piqued my interest and this set may be the best I’ve ever laid eyes on. But forget the tickets, would just love some high-res copies of these photos for framing.

Wanken – A Week of the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

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David says:

March 3, 2011 at 11:28 pm

These are gorgeous. It makes you wonder why current airline and sport industries can’t adopt these design principles when printing tickets.


Julia says:

March 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm

Did you happen to catch the Otl Aicher exhibit at SFMOMA a couple of years ago? These tickets are incredible, but the exhibit also had posters and all of the symbols – the first time in Olympics history that each event was represented by a symbol rather than text. Very cool.