Pictograms after 1960': designing visual communication systems in Central and Eastern European countries
May 7, 2015
Center for Urban History, Lviv
Can we trace the cultural differences by looking at the pictograms ?
Construction of artificial visual communication systems had been placed on the top of the graphic designer’s schedule in the second half of 60'. The Olympic Games Committees’ as well as the Icograda's efforts were good examples of that day tendency toward re-establishing the global standards of visual communication especially in relation to public transportation systems, signs helping the man in journey in the Western European countries. At the same time the Eastern Bloc Countries designers focused on the pictograms and symbol systems in relation to human-machine communication, safety regulations and social statistics, often applying local design methods and aesthetics onto their projects.
Lecture was held in Polish.