Otl Aicher &
Isny Allgäu

The black and white town and the extraordinary designer. Discover the connection. Welcome to our celebration of the 100th birthday of Otl Aicher.

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Take a look: The 136 icons that still characterise the town today

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Visit: Isny and Allgäu

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Discover: Aicher the man and the character of Isny

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Experience: Authentically evolving design

  • 24./25. Juni
    Streetart und Otl Aicher...
    15:00 –19:00
  • 25. Juni
    Workshop: Natürlich gesund im Mund
    10:00 –16:00 Uhr
  • 02. Juli
    Erlebnisworkshop: Waldbaden
    13:30 –15:30
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Icons
for Isny

Black and white and (almost) square. Modern and angular. In stark contrast to advertising traditionally employed by German towns and cities.

Aicher created a new visual language in the 70s with these icons, bold symbols that conveyed the liveliness of a small town and left behind a legacy that has remained a part of Isny’s identity to the present day.

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weil ich diese
land­schaft
mit ihren
menschen liebe.”

Otl Aicher
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In the temporary exhibition pavilion in the Isnyer Kurpark, you are invited to meet with Aicher and with Rotis, with the town and the original Icons, with residents and with guests. In the exhibition space (accessible at all times), curators Monika Schnell and Renate Breuß present the connection between the designer and the town by means of photographs, anecdotes and digitally accessible audio texts. The ‘aichermagazin’ pavilion is an exhibition space, a place for events, and a starting point to discover Isny. Read on

Isny products are more than just merchandise: in conception, production and design, they reflect Isny’s attributes in the Aicherian sense, and each design makes an individual and specific reference to the town. Featuring the original icons, or a design development, they seek to depict Isny in an authentic and genuine way.  online shop.

Discover a piece of the town with every product in our online shop.

Otl Aicher &
Isny Allgäu

The black and white town and the extraordinary designer. Discover the connection. Welcome to our celebration of the 100th birthday of Otl Aicher.

  • 24./25. Juni
    Streetart und Otl Aicher...
    15:00 –19:00
  • 25. Juni
    Workshop: Natürlich gesund im Mund
    10:00 –16:00 Uhr
  • 02. Juli
    Erlebnisworkshop: Waldbaden
    13:30 –15:30
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Icons
for Isny

Black and white and (almost) square. Modern and angular. In stark contrast to advertising traditionally employed by German towns and cities.

Aicher created a new visual language in the 70s with these icons, bold symbols that conveyed the liveliness of a small town and left behind a legacy that has remained a part of Isny’s identity to the present day.

Find out more

aichermagazin_logo_black

In the temporary exhibition pavilion in the Isnyer Kurpark, you are invited to meet with Aicher and with Rotis, with the town and the original Icons, with residents and with guests. In the exhibition space (accessible at all times), curators Monika Schnell and Renate Breuß present the connection between the designer and the town by means of photographs, anecdotes and digitally accessible audio texts. The ‘aichermagazin’ pavilion is an exhibition space, a place for events, and a starting point to discover Isny. Read on

Isny products are more than just merchandise: in conception, production and design, they reflect Isny’s attributes in the Aicherian sense, and each design makes an individual and specific reference to the town. Featuring the original icons, or a design development, they seek to depict Isny in an authentic and genuine way.

Discover a piece of the town with every product in our online shop.

Isny & Aicher

Isny – a town in black and white. Immerse yourself in the evolution of the design and discover the town today.

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Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher was one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century. Get to know the famous designer.

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The temporary exhibition in the Kurpark invites you to meet the original icons – an Isny depicted in black and white, and their designer, Otl Aicher.

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Isny Shop

Take a piece of Isny ​​home. In the Isny ​​Shop, you will find a variety of products featuring the characteristic design.

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Events

The event program for the anniversary has exciting experiences in store for you, from May to October. Meet Otl Aicher and Isny on guided tours, in workshops, at markets and much more.

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News

As a mirror of how the designer Otl Aicher viewed the city back then, discover your own Isny through activities related to the anniversary. Take a look for yourself.

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Otl Aicher

Otl Aicher was one of the most influential graphic designers of the 20th century. Get to know the famous designer.

Learn more

Isny Shop

Take a piece of Isny ​​home. In the Isny ​​Shop, you will find a variety of products featuring the characteristic design.

Learn more

News

The event program for the anniversary has exciting experiences in store for you, from May to October. Meet Otl Aicher and Isny on guided tours, in workshops, at markets and much more.

Learn more

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