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Montréal Summer Olympics ‘The Invitation’ Poster
CM264

Archive: CM264

Artifact Type: Poster

Title: The Invitation

Year: 1972

Designer: Ernst Roch, Rolf Harder

Studio: Design Collaborative

Client: The Organizing Committee for the
Games of the XXI Olympiad, Montréal 1976 (COJO)

 

Size: 840mm X 610mm (Large),
594mm X 420mm (Medium)*,
297mm X 210mm (Mini)

Condition: Good/Very Good

 

Collection: Canada Modern Archive

 

*Version Shown

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Montréal Olympics

Ernst Roch

Rolf Harder

1972

 

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Posters played an important role in the image the Olympic Games and the Graphics and Design Directorate of COJO (Montréal Olympic Organizing Committee) developed two main series of posters — 8 ‘thematic designs’ and 21 ‘sports’ designs, each part of the program of the games.

 

This poster, designed by Ernst Roch and Rolf Harder, is known as ‘The Invitation’. Of the eight thematic posters produced it is without doubt one of around three which are most commonly associated with the games. The thinking behind the design is that the five Olympic rings (in all their official colours) resound symbolically in successive waves, inviting athletes from all continents across the world to the games.

  

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Montréal Olympics

Ernst Roch

Rolf Harder

1972

 

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