Totally 80 | New Exhibit at the Lake Placid Olympic Museum
The Lake Placid Olympic Museum’s new exhibit, Totally 80, commemorates the 40th anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games and explores how the logo and graphics created an overall feel and identity for Lake Placid.
Prior to welcoming the world to Lake Placid for the 1980 Olympic Winter Games, organizers knew it was an opportunity to celebrate the region with people from around the globe. Before the competition began, a simple graphic logo took center stage. The logo and designs created a unique visual identity for Lake Placid—merging arts and sports as a whole.
The Totally 80 exhibit is highlighted by the contributions of local artist and designer Robert Whitney’s graphics and photographs from the Lake Placid Games. Artifacts from the museum’s collection and references to 1980 popular culture are part of this throwback exhibit. It is sure to spark fond memories for many visitors and guests.
This exhibit was made possible through funding support from the Lake Placid Education Foundation and the Henry Uihlein II and Mildred A. Uihlein Foundation.