Designer – Willy (Jan Willem) Sluiter

The story behind the poster

Berlin had been awarded the honor of hosting the 1916 Games, and preparations continued right into 1916, as no one expected WWI to continue, but eventually the Games had to be cancelled. Because they were cancelled, no official poster was issued, but the one above was created for national Games held in Amsterdam, and is often mistakenly advertised as the official poster for 1916. Willy Sluiter (1873-1949), Lithograph in colours, 1916, printed by Drukkerij Senefelder, Amsterdam. Size: 113 x 82cm