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1972 Munich Olympics + Otl Aicher

16 Aug 2012

David Hockney, Olympics, 1972

David Hockney, Olympics, 1972

Allan Jones, Olympics, 1972

Allan Jones, Olympics, 1972

Horst Antes, Olympics, 1972

Horst Antes, Olympics, 1972

Eduardo Chillida, Olympics, 1972

Eduardo Chillida, Olympics, 1972

Tom Wesselmann, Olympics, 1972

Tom Wesselmann, Olympics, 1972

Josef Albers, Olympics, 1972

Josef Albers, Olympics, 1972

According to Creatures of Comfort (GREAT blog): “The 1972 Olympics held in Munich were the first time that the events were broadcast globally through television. As a result, it became the first time a terrorist attack was seen globally. Otl Aicher, who designed the 1972 Olympics chose, also for the first time, to use image predominantly in the graphics, rather than text and he commissioned international artists to make editioned prints for the games.”

ALSO OF NOTE: Texas soul legend Bobby Patterson is playing the El Cosmico festival, in addition to a lot of awesome folks (buy tickets here). In celebration, here’s a Thursday jam by Bobby, courtesy of Aquarium Drunkard.

Bobby Patterson “If You Took A Survey”