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Otl Aicher

German designer and typographer Otl Aicher created a series of posters based on the small German town of Isny im Allgäu. The images presented the area in a new way, visualising the town in 128 pictograms that were “stark, reductive and entirely black and white”.


Aicher worked with brands such as Lufthansa, Braun and Bulthaup, and was well-known for the Munich Olympics identity in 1972 — a project that garnered him the reputation as “father of the geometric man”. Further to this, his work is was reputable for its simple approach, which dn&co describes as “an economy of line drawn with an often mischievous twist”. The aim of the exhibition is to celebrate the work of the iconic 20th Century designer, featuring the “most comprehensive collection… ever to be seen in the UK”.