In praise of: The 1972 Munich Olympics

A look at what, for my money at least, is the preeminent identity design for a major sporting event. The Munich Olympics were perhaps remembered more for tragic events that took place in the Olympic Village that year but in Otl Aicher’s design we saw what is truly possible with event branding.

We’ve got a new place

Regular followers on Totaal on Twitter will have a pretty good idea of the trouble I’ve had trying to find suitable premises over the last few months. I’ve struggled for some time to find the right sort of place, I didn’t have a massive list of conditions but the few I had were that the […]

Information as art? It can’t get more beautiful than this

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend Pilot Theatre’s Shift Happens conference in York which I also covered for the excellent CultureVulture blog. Now, I’m a pretty jaded conference goer and nowadays I like to think I’ve seen it all before. By the end of the conference’s second day I was […]

Bradford’s first Social Media Surgery

Next week sees Bradford become the latest town in the UK hold a Social Media Surgery. The informal gathering of people interested in either teaching or learning how to use the web will be held at The Gumption Centre on July 20th.pecifically aimed at community or voluntary groups, Social Media Surgeries provide free advice to organisations or people on how to set up their own websites, blogs, Twitter accounts, Facebook pages or podcasts. As well as anything else digital that they may be interested in investigating.