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1976 Montréal Olympics Logo Standards Manual

Short and sweet selection of logo and identity guidelines from the 1976 Montreal Olympic games, conveniently provided by AileOne on Flickr


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1976 Montréal Olympics Logo Standards Manual

Short and sweet selection of vintage logo and identity guidelines from the 1976 Montréal Olympics, designed by Georges Huel and Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

It’s interesting to see that the logo was actually designed over a grid system (below), with the logo design itself representing: a podium, a running track, the letter M and the Olympic rings.

1976 Montreal Olympics Logo designed by Georges Huel

When it is impossible to enlarge the Symbol photographically, or if such enlargement is likely to affect the quality of reproduction, the Symbol must be constructed by means of a grid, according to the following instructions.

The vertical lines are each marked with a V and a number, the numbers running left to right; the horizontal lines are marked H, and numbered from bottom to top. Two radius only, AB and AC, are needed to construct the curves of the Symbol and to make the visual corrections.

1976 Montreal Olympics Logo Grid designed by Georges Huel

Just love seeing this traditional approach of logo design, and marvelling at the sheer attention to detail needed to ensure accurate logo reproduction.

Sometimes logo grids ARE crucial.

Recreated Vintage 1976 Montreal Olympic Logo Grid Poster for Download

Update: I’ve now recreated the below Olympic Symbol Grid, which you can download here:

Download Recreated Vintage 1976 Montréal Olympic Logo Grid Poster

Recreated Vintage 1976 Montreal Olympic Logo Grid Poster for Download

1976 Montreal Olympics Logo Standards on Flickr

1976 Montreal Olympics Basic Logo Standards

 

Here’s a small selection of additional print and design:

1976 Montreal Olympics Poster
1976 Montreal Olympics Letterhead
1976 Montreal Olympics Committee Report
1976 Montreal Olympics Trails Map
Download Recreated Vintage 1976 Montréal Olympic Logo Grid Poster