I am pleased to share with you this fascinating and extraordinary interest of mine. My collection has grown in recent years up to 12’000 items, thereof 1000 posters, 600 mascots, all 46 official reports, 33 medals of participants, 700 tickets, 80 winner’s and participant’s diplomas, brochures and much more.
I am focussing on the design of official print material such as books, posters, diplomas, tickets. My key purpose is to find out more about the drivers of the design development.
Key source of knowledge is my library where I keep finding new items and thoughts ever again. Munich 1972 and Lillehammer 1994 are the Olympic games closest to my heart. They have set new standards in graphic design still of great influence today.
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(Design associations) are so absorbed with the adjective in front of design that they forget… The story of the value of design and what designers do.
We ought to be doing what the Design Council in Britain does. Articulate one story that is well populated with case studies of the example of design and the value of design.
And it comes from a perspective of strategy where the execution of the strategy and all its artifacts are brilliant but in fact it is the strategy to the thinking that makes (design and designers) valuable.
The next thing we need to do… is start seeing that the educational system creates the next range of designers so they are thinking in a way we that we discover so that in fact we are not creating people competing in a point in that value chain of artifacts to strategy where there are too many designers. That’s not where we want to go, that is not where the profession is, that is where the craft is. The profession is moving along in another direction and I don’t think the education system is keeping up with it.
”—Ric Grefe of the AIGA at the AIGA reSPECT panel by AIGA Metro North Held June 24th, 2010 at the The Ossining Public Library’s Camille Budarz Theater.
Here is a better discussion: AIGA Metro-North dialog between advocates and opponents of speculative branding and design work.
Moderated by New York State Supreme Court Justice Colleen D. Duffy, the panel included: • Ric Grefé, Executive Director, AIGA • Brendán Murphy, Senior Partner, Lippincott • Jerry Kathman, President & CEO, LPK • John Gleason, Founder & President, A Better View
“Required reading: Virgil’s “Georgics” and Ernest Hemingway’s “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”. Suggested reading: The Warren Commission Report, Rabelais’ “Gargantua and Pantagruel”, “The Poetic Edda”, translated by Lee M. Hollander (in particular The Prophecy of the Seeress), Bernal Diaz del Castillo “True History of the Conquest of New Spain”.”
Q: What is the difference between a designer and a hooker?
A: A designer gets paid for layouts and a hooker gets laid or payouts.
A: Both are paid for feigning enthusiasm and getting fucked.
A: Nothing, they’ll both do a quickie overnight.
A: Hookers never work on spec - NEVER!
“I dunno. When I handle my FM3a, the first thing that happens is that I get pissed off that it can’t load and rewind the damn film by itself. Then I am annoyed that it’s so hard to set the exposure compensation and/or shutter speed with those hateful tiny dials on top. The only time I’m happy with the camera is looking through it and hitting the button. Which, I grant, makes the machine make a nice noise that digital cameras cannot match. But, I’ll take modern ergonomics over retro-nostaligia-driven tactile esthetics any day.”—The Online Photographer: Quote o’ the Day