The 1972 Olympic Games was a cultural milestone in the field of visual communication, with its emphasis on engaging diverse audiences worldwide. This engaging talk will cover topics of inclusion and accessibility in those areas.
Games Design Director, Otl Aicher, commissioned over 30 international artists to produce a set of posters to accompany his visionary identity system which set the standard for future Olympic design schemes and ‘international’ pictograms.
The Williamson Gallery owns a set of the poster collection including works by David Hockney, Max Bill, R.B.Kitaj, and many others. During the talk, the posters will be unveiled to the public for the first time. they will be used to form the basis of a discussion on inclusion and accessibility in the area of visual communication.
The café is open from 6pm for food, with the talk starting about 7pm.