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  • 1. Otl AicherPictograms and Infographics
  • 2. • Was one of the leading German graphic designers of the 20th century• Aicher is best known for being the main designer for the 1972 Munich Olympics
  • 3. 1972 Munich Olympics•Aicherdeveloped about180 pictogramsabout sportsactivities andsupport services
  • 4. “ Aicher was consistently engaged with creating and promoting an internationally comprehensible system of symbols”
  • 5. • The pictograms derived from typical postures in each sports discipline. They were designed using a set of standardised graphic elements arranged on a grid
  • 6. Infographics
  • 7. • The original set of pictograms used in the Olympics grew in the following years into a collection of symbols used mainly in airports and public buildings.
  • 8. • Aicher’s Frankfurt Airport sign system was installed in 1971.
  • 9. • One of the central techniques in Aicher’s pictograms was the creation of a common language through repitition.
  • 10. “Aicher expressed theintent to develop alanguage based onpictorial symbols.”
  • 11. • After the Olympics Aicher quickly extended his set of pictograms into a tool for organising transportation through the help of the ERCO• He designed over 900 pictograms for ERCO
  • 12. London 2012 Olympics

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