Guidelines and Standards for the Visual Design

Published by Niggli Editions

Guidelines and Standards for the Visual Design – The Games of the XX Olympiad Munich 1972

_First reprint ever of the original manual of most famous design for Olympic Games
_With booklet including all texts in English, French and Spanish
_Ring binder in original style with 22 foldout sheets
_Design concept set new standards for branding and corporate identity

Almost a quarter of a century after the end of National Socialism in Germany, Otl Aicher was commissioned to design the “cheerful” Olympic Games in Munich 1972. He systematically and scientifically approached this task and liberated visual communication from national pathos by reducing it to the essential in the Bauhaus sense: the use. The manual, completed in 1967, contains a flexible system of colors, forms and fonts that enabled Aicher’s team and partners to “play freely” and saved “unnecessary preparatory work and time-consuming detailed decisions”.


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With the use of this kind of visual grammar more than 100 design areas were developped. They were successfull to create an extraordinary broad impact of the appearance and set new standards for branding and corporate design. Munich 1972 is still regarded as the most successful design project of all the Olympic Games.


Publisher: Niggli Editions
Author: Otl Aicher
Format: Hardback
Language: German with booklet in English, French, Spanish
Number of pages: 44
Dimensions: 22,5x63cm
Publication date: October 2019
ISBN: 9783721209990

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