27 June 2012

Ian Mclaren

Over the past couple of days I have been working with the esteemed graphic designer Ian Mclaren in order to produce material for a symposium looking at the influence the graphic design of the 1972 Munich Olympics had on the world. Hence the lack of posts for a few days.

As well as working as a senior member of Otl Aicher's design team on the Munich project Mclaren has worked for Braun, Penguin books, Ahrend as well as producing standout works for the protest group CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament). He has had a close relationship with "protest" art, recently producing a poster for Hanging Out an exhibition of Protest Art.


With over 50 years in the industry Mclaren is uniquely placed to present this symposium, it should also be noted that he was also one of the original signatories of the first graphic design First Things First manifesto. He is noted for his abstract designs, which enabled CND to hang its posters in the London Underground despite the policy of London Underground to not allow political imagery on posters.

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