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OLYMPIC SPECIAL! Discover the 10 best Olympic poster designs

Munich 1972

1972 olympic poster

Otl Aicher created a series of classic posters for the 1972 Games

No one could have foreseen the terrible events that would take place at the 1972 Games, and prior to the Munich massacre Germany had hoped that the 1972 Olympics would showcase the country, post-WWII, to a global audience. Dubbed the "Serene Games", the Opening Ceremony was the most spectacular ever staged. Otl Aicher was a major part of Munich's plans to stage the biggest Games ever, and he created a series of graphically superb posters, as well as designing the globally recoginsed sporting pictograms that represented each Olympic event.