1988 Calgary      

CANADA

XV. Olympic Winter Games

Pictograms




pictogram olympic games 1988 calgary

© Copyright Calgary 1988, ORGANISING COMMITTEE FOR THE GAMES

The sports pictograms used at the XV Winter Games
in Calgary were those of Otl Aicher.


The Pictograms

In addition to categories, there were 31 pictograms broken down into three types. Sport pictograms were necessary as more than one sport could be performed at a given venue.

Venue pictograms were designed utilizing letter codes representing the venue. They were intended to identify which venues could be accessed regardless of the sport being performed at that venue.

Special pictograms included one (OV) to identify residents of the Olympic villages; a pictogram combining access to both villages (V instead of UOV and COV); a pictogram combining all venues at Stampede Park (STP, combining SAD, COR, IBC and MPC); a pictogram allowing access to all venues (the mathematical infinity sign); a pictogram signifying access to all outdoor venues and a requirement for a seat pass (together with accreditation) for access to indoor venues.


(Source document: Official Report 1988, page 457)



olympic games 1988 calgary torch

On the handle of the 1988 Calgary torch you
can find all the Pictograms


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