Lecture ‘Picto History’ for St. Joost : The designer of the Munich ’72 pictograms

Gerhard Joksch tells how he designed the sports pictograms for the Munich Olympics in an interview with dr. Bakker

Gerhard Joksch tells how he designed the sports pictograms for the Munich Olympics in an interview with dr. Bakker

April 9th I will give a lecture about pictogram history at AKV|St. Joost / Avans University of Applied Sciences in Den Bosch. It is a part of an afternoon organised by the Research Group Visual Rhetoric of which I am a member, and is dedicated to visual information design. Also dataviz agency CleverFranke and the infographics agency Schwandt Infographics will be giving lectures.  Continue reading

Pictopolitics – Icograda and the development of pictograms 1960-1975

On 27th October Bakker lectures for the Information Design Association (London) on Icograda and the development of pictograms. Usually the development of pictogram systems in the nineteen sixties is associated with the designers of the Olympics and World Exhibitions pictograms. The contribution of other individuals and organisations like for example the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (Icograda) has hardly been explored. Continue reading

Pictogrammen (Pictograms), a new reader for the art academy St. Joost

Cover of  the ‘pictograms’ reader

Cover


The research group ‘Visual Rhetoric’ at St. Joost (Breda) publishes an extensive series of readers about visual design. Each reader is compiled by a subject matter specialist. Wibo Bakker made the reader about Pictograms. He selected and annotated (in Dutch) five articles that serve as an introduction to this field. St. Joost sells the reader for a small price. Due to copyright regulations it is only available to students of Dutch colleges.