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