The 1972 Olympic Games was a cultural milestone in the field of visual communication, with its emphasis on engaging diverse audiences worldwide. 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 owns a set of the poster collection, which includes works by David Hockney, Max Bill, R.B.Kitaj, and many others. During the talk, the museums poster 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.
About our speaker
Anne-Marie Bartlett has over 16 years’ industry experience in graphic design, illustration and new product development. Her portfolio includes clients ranging from the National Army Museum in London, to the Artic Monkeys. She is currently a lecturer on the BA GRAPHIC DESIGN and Illustration programme at Liverpool School of Art and Design. Her research interests include participatory research and inclusive design. She focuses on accessibility and the potential for graphic design to bring about social change.
ABOUT THE THINGS THAT LIVE UNDER THE STAIRS
Tangential talks inspired by the Collections
This talk is part of a series of monthly lectures taking places on the third Thursday of the month at the Williamson Art Gallery. Artefacts in this collection currently reside in the basement of the building. These objects rarely, if ever, see the light of day and are a curious mix indeed!
Café & bar open at 6pm for food – cash only. Talk starts at 7pm. Tickets £3 on the door.
Parking available in the car park and on surrounding streets, please be considerate of our neighbours when leaving your vehicle.
January 17, 2019