Poster exhibition in Norwich
May 15, 2012 by Gareth
An exhibition is being held in Norwich to celebrate the work of an artist who has created famous posters for the Olympic Games in the past.
Lance Wyman, one of the world’s most renowned graphic designers, is currently the star at the centre of an exhibition in Norwich celebrating his memorable designs that have been reproduced across the world using poster printing. Norwich University College of the Arts is now hosting the display of posters created by Wyman.
Some of the most iconic designs created by Wyman include the Olympic Games poster from Mexico in 1968. Tying in with the London 2012 Olympic Games, Wyman’s exhibition celebrates his use of strong graphic identities and the way he communicates his message using iconography. Speaking about his use of icons, he said:
“The Olympics graphics are for an international clientele so you naturally migrated to something everybody could understand… and it’s fuelled all of my work since.”
He went on to add:
“I think we’re still learning how to design symbols… there’s lots we’re going to learn how to do more effectively through that type of language.”
Wyman is also running workshops at the university, teaching his craft to a new generation of poster designers. The fact that this exhibition is being held shows that there is a great deal of interest in graphic design and poster printing in Norwich and that this medium can be used for both commercial and cultural purposes.
The exhibition of Wyman’s posters will be held at Norwich University College of the Arts until 9th June 2012.