The 1951 Festival of Britain. What's not to like? Here at Mounds and Circles we like it a lot, almost as much as our sister blog. Arguably the high water mark for Modernism in Britain, it offered a 'tonic to the nation' after the austerity of WWII and the rationing of the post-war years.
This illustrates the organizers approach to typography and supergraphics:
Will people talk about the intellectual design and aesthetic rigour of the London 2012 Olympics in the same way in the future? Have a guess?