Size: 23.5 x 33.5 inches
Artist: Rolf Harder for COJO (Official Olympic Organizing Committee)
About The Poster: This poster is from a series of Montreal 1976 Montreal Olympics posters showing the official logo of the games. The 1976 summer games were the first Olympic games held in Canada. A great catch for collectors of Olympic ephemera!
Designed for the Montreal Olympic games by Ernst Roch + Rolf Harder, this poster has become as symbolic of the games as the stadium built in Montreal for the occasion. According to the Canadian Graphic Design Association, "Harder was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1929. He studied at the Hamburg Academy of Fine Arts and spent most of the 1950s working as a designer and art director in both German and Canadian ad agencies and design firms. He moved to Montreal in 1959 and opened his firm, Rolf Harder Design. Six years later he founded Design Collaborative—a graphic and industrial design company with offices in Toronto and Montreal—with three other partners: Ernst Roch, Anthony Mann and Al Faux. In 1972, he was a founding member of Editions Signum and Signum Press, publishers of limited editions of original graphics and books. In 1978, he formed Rolf Harder & Assoc. Inc. in Montreal, and spent the next 20 years working in virtually all facets of graphic design, most notably corporate identities, posters, books, and annual reports."
This poster is in very good condition and ready to frame.