LANCE WYMAN
(Kearny, New Jersey, 1937)

Lance Wyman is a highly regarded American graphic designer. Born in Newark, New Jersey in 1937, his work for the 1968 Summer Olympic Games is often rated among the most famous and recognizable logos ever created. His father was a commercial fisherman and a typist. Wyman had to work in the factories during summers to arrange his college fee. He acquired a degree in industrial design from the Pratt Institute in 1960.

Wyman started his early career working for General Motors in Detroit, Michigan, where he did packaging design for Delco automotive parts. He later worked under William M. Schmidt and George Nelson – two of the most iconic industrial designers in history. Wyman’s Mexico 68 logo made it to the top in a design competition. He also created the route map of the Washington Metro, as well as the visual identities for Titan, Vanity, Washington Mail, Chrysler World’s Fair, Library of Congress, National Zoo, and Syntex.


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