The Making of the 1968 Mexico Olympics
with Lance Wyman
Design legend Lance Wyman creates graphic systems for cities, events, institutions, and transit systems. Fifty years ago, his groundbreaking identity for the 1968 Mexico Olympics helped establish the modern practice of environmental design. Lance will take us on a quick run through of the typographics of the Mexico Olympics and the endurance of its imagery in Mexico today.
About Lance Wyman
Lance Wyman was born 1937 in Newark, New Jersey, and studied Industrial Design at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. After working at General Motors in Michigan and George Nelson in New York he went to Mexico City and designed the graphics for the 1968 Olympics, the Metro rail system, and the 1970 World Cup of Soccer. He returned to New York in 1971 and designed the Washington DC Metro maps and wayfinding systems that include the National Zoo, National Mall and Minnesota Zoo. He is currently working on Mexico City Metrobus wayfinding. He is a member of AGI, an SEGD Fellow and a recipient of the AIGA Medal. There are three major books published on his work.