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Olympic pictograms through the ages

Otl Aicher Munich 1972 Olympics pictograms

Designer and AIGA Medalist Steven Heller commentates on Olympic pictograms through the ages in a short video from the New York Times. Watch it after the jump.

The photo above shows Otl Aicher’s famous Munich 1972 pictograms. If you know who the image belongs to, please let me know. It’s a great shot and deserves credit.

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AIGA’s response to NEA’s call for logos

AIGA Annual cover Paul Rand

“Only too often, [spec work] results in a client eventually having to bring a more experienced designer onto a project in order to execute it.”

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What graphic design schools are lacking

design exhibition

Last month I asked design students and graduates what should be included in an ideal graphic design course.

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A call to design students and graduates

design bookshelves

I know that many of you have either been a design student, or are currently enrolled on a design course. Tell me, what would you change about your course?

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Lovely Package does alcohol

V.S.O.P. Cognac bottle label design

Inspirational work courtesy of packaging design blog Lovely Package.

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