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The Olympics : An Evolving System of Symbols / Symbol Systems for Transportation and Safety

The Olympic Symbol Heritage

The international Olympic games are the perfect testing grounds for symbol communication. Athletes and spectators from over 200 countries converge in a single location where directions and information must be obtained quickly. Symbols were first used at the London Olympics in 1948 but became more systematized by 1964, when Masasa Katzoumie and Yoshiro Yamashita developed symbols for individual sports” …

Symbol Systems for Transportation and Safety
Aicher’s office also developed pictograms for the information system in the Frankfurt airport. His comprehensive system of symbols for air traffic and travel influenced the future style of symbols internationally.

Symbol Systems

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