Otl Aicher

Recent articles about Otl Aicher

Mark Holt: Games, set and dispatch

Issue 101, Summer 2021


The title page credit for Munich ’72: The Visual Output of Otl Aicher’s Dept XI reads ‘Researched, written, edited, designed and published by Mark Holt.’ Interview by John L. Walters

Many players on the Olympic stage

Issue 101, Summer 2021


Germany first hosted an Olympic Games in 1936, in Berlin and Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and did so again…

Time after time

Issue 63, Spring 2007


Only the year on the cover reminds us that this Olympic sports schedule is 35 years old

Recent blog posts about Otl Aicher

Graphic design live #10

13 February 2023
Design history, Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Events and exhibitions

Sara De Bondt in London; Haettenschweiler in Zurich; Shaping Protest in Ulm; Polish poster and type design in California; and Extinction Rebellion in London.
Here is a selection of current and upcoming events – page to stay up to date…

Graphic design live #5

7 September 2022
Design education, Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Visual culture, Events and exhibitions

Air-India’s Maharaja in New York; Otl Aicher in Zurich; AGI Open in Trieste; BBC’s ‘Kingdom of Cardboard’ in London

Here are details of four of the many international events taking place during September 2022 …

Otl Aicher’s interjections

6 July 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Typography

The ‘Munich ’72’ Design Legacy exhibition & symposium in Canterbury
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Otl Aicher’s design work for the 1972 Munich…

Time after time

8 June 2012
Design history, Graphic design, Information design, Typography

Mason Wells examines an Olympic Games schedule from Munich 1972
Only after the viewer has folded back the discreet cover featuring the beautiful ‘Wreath of…