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In 2012 London will host the Olympic Games. Sites are being cleared; architecture is becoming design-and-build; budgets are being exceeded. But what can we learn from what has gone before?


In 1967 a team was assembled under the guidance of German graphic designer, Otl Aicher, to oversee the entire design output for the 1972 Munich Olympics. For the next six years a team of up to 40 people produced a body of work of seminal importance, elements of which have now been absorbed into the mainstream of graphic design.


London graphic design consultancy, Bibliothèque, has agreed to exhibit a large proportion of its extraordinary collection of posters, books, manuals, badges and other rare items at 72 Wigmore Street from 15 February to 15 March 2007.

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Uploaded on February 21, 2007