Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956 – Sports Illustrations

Designer: unknown


Sports Illustrations were drawn for Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956. They consisted of silhouettes of athletes practising their sport. In the previous Games such illustrations were used exclusively on the tickets. In Oslo they were also accompanied by Norwegian text, which provided information about the sport and discipline, while in Helsinki the sports illustrations were used without it. In Cortina d’Ampezzo they were also used as signs and orientation aids for the visitors – was this the beginning of the use of sports illustrations in signage design? Over the years, the internationality and multilingualism of the athletes and spectators at the Games grew steadily. This increasingly moved the organisers to develop a non-verbal language that everyone could understand.


SPEED SKATING

FIGURE SKATING MEN

FIGURE SKATING LADIES

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING


ALPINE SKIING SLALOM

ALPINE SKIING DOWNHILL

BOBSLEIGH 4-MEN

ICE HOCKEY