Some more Otl Aicher Munich ’72 artifacts. I found this image on Flickr but now can’t seem to find who took it. If you are that person, or know who did, please let me know so I can properly credit this. Of course the design is amazing, but the picture is great too. The reflections are really complementary to the designs.
This image sent my way by Element Kuuda. This may be one of my favorites so far. Are those seats, as in stadium seating? Really love this color palette. Element sent some other nice images as well…will be posting those shortly.
In New york for the OFFF (which starts tomorrow) so not able to post as often, but here’s a nice poster for the time being. As always, fill out the details if you have them. Sort of reminds me of the NFB poster but not quite as clever.
There was a massive anti-war protest across the street this weekend, thousands of people everywhere. All of the signs and posters reminded me of the Avant Garde "No More War" poster contest. I dug around and found these two issues, #1 and #5. On the back cover of Avant Garde #01 (1967) they printed a call for entries for the contest and announced the judges, Herb Lubalin being among them (quite intimidating for the contestants I’d imagine). The winners of the contest were announced in issue #5. I’ve posted my favorite example above, an entry by Billy Apple (England) and Robert Coburn (US). Efficient and to the point, I think the key here is that it goes beyond merely engaging the viewer and calls for active, on-the-spot participation. The choice of language also plays a large role in the impact of the design; in 1967 this was still a very shocking word to see in print for most people.
Although this was 40 years ago, the message is as poignant today as it was then: we once again find ourselves mired in an unpopular foreign war with dubious motives and no clear end in sight. I have to wonder if imagery like this was more effective in it’s time. People today have seen so many things and become so jaded to visual input that it’s very difficult to jar them awake with something like this anymore. I think the 60′s were one of the first times it became almost mainstream for people to question the government, so ideas like these were still new and somewhat disquieting for many.
Design: Otl Aicher / Kiel Design Team
Broadsheet containig maps and information for the Kiel sailing events of the Munich Olympics. Via Alphanumeric
Very cool poster from the ’78 Argentina World Cup. If anyone has info on the artist behind this post it in the comments.