I have some serious catching up to do blogging-wise after so much Noise Pop, and we'll see how much of it I can get to today on my recovery day. I'll start by recommending the room of posters, tickets and other ephemera on display at SFMOMA right now that illustrates the materials that Otl Aicher designed for the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. None of his super-cool designs would look out of place today, and the pictograms he created, the better to quickly and easily identify each of the individual events, are legendary. I was totally drooling over his posters, with stylized close-ups of a leaping gymnast or an archer about to release an arrow rendered in colors that tread the edge of garish. Aicher designed every single aspect of the Munich materials, from the staff uniforms to the signage, and I am always a sucker for such a beautifully unified vision.