As the Graphic Designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexican Olympic Games, Lance Wyman is a Design industry heavyweight with a serious back catalogue of work spanning World Cups, Corporate Giants, Cities and more.
From 1973 to 1982, Lance logged his daily output meticulously producing detailed accounts of his design work in leather bound books or ‘design logs’ as he calls them.
Included are working drawings for logos; detailed specifications for complex urban wayfinding systems; sketches for typefaces and layouts; notes to himself and records of conversations; details of his travel arrangements; colour swatches; photographic references and other forms of printed ephemera.
‘After Mexico 68, I was working on a lot of diverse projects. The “design logs” meant that everything I was thinking about was in one place. This gave me a chance to walk away from something and then come back to it a couple of weeks later and see the first vision of a piece of work. That really helps.’ Lance Wyman
Unit Editions of London are now raising funds on Kickstarter to combine Wyman’s original design logs into a single 887 page book.
[All Photos: courtesy Unit Editions]