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YOU ARE HERE BY LANCE WYMAN

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Norwich University College of the Arts is hosting an exhibition of the work of US designer Lance Wyman. 

Who?  Read on…. 

In 1966, Wyman moved to Mexico City to work on the graphic design programme for the 1968 Olympics. Under the direction of head of the organising committee Pedro Ramírez Vásquez, Wyman developed the famous logotype for the games that has become one of the most revered Olympics logos ever produced.  It was replicated for the 1970 Mexico World Cup and has become the most recognisable of football related fonts.

The logotype has pride of place at You Are Here, a show of Wyman's work curated by Finola Gaynor at The Gallery at Norwich University College of the Arts.  Wyman developed the application of the 68 Games' graphic language into sports pictograms icons for cultural events and services, referencing pre-Hispanic design and Mexican folk art.

You Are Here is on until June 9. Admission is free. Details here.