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Otl Aicher’s Posters for the 1972 Olympics, held in Munich, Germany.

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

With the 2016 Olympics kicking off in Rio this week, we thought we’d take a look at some Olympic history in the form of the posters created by Otl Aicher for the 1972 Games held in Munich, Germany.


Otl Aicher, hard at work.

Aicher was born 13th May 1922, and is regarded as one of the leading Graphic Designers of the 20th Century. In the early 70’s he was asked to head the design team who created the promotional posters for the 1972 Olympic games, held in Munich, Germany. His work for this project has become iconic, especially Aicher’s use of the Pictogram system, in which a pictorial symbol is used for are word. Aicher was also the creator of the first Olympic Mascot, in the form of Waldi the colourful Dachshund, a concept which has been popular ever since.

The element we love most about these iconic posters is the use of colour, the designs themselves are reasonably simplistic, and yet the technique of printing bold colours in layers creates movement, atmosphere, and great graphic design!

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Waldi, the first ever Olympic Mascot.


A perfect example of the Pictogram system.


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Welcome… Louis Poulsen!

Thursday, May 5th, 2016


We are very excited to introduce the latest brand to join The Lollipop Shoppe family,  Danish lighting brand Louis Poulson!

Louis Poulsen’s approach to architectural development began with its collaboration with one of the best known and respected light designers, Poul Henningsen. Together with Poul Henningsen, Louis Poulsen created a lighting and product philosophy summed up in the words function, comfort and ambience. This philosophy continues to this day to clearly influence the very simple and functional product design – with a focus on human well-being and perception of artificial light – which helps create unique lighting environments. Louis Poulsen’s approach to lighting lies in a very strict and uncompromising product philosophy grounded in simplicity. There must be no elements which do not serve a light related purpose. This results in products with a very simple and discreet design, ideally suited to all types of architecture, both new and old, across cultural styles. Louis Poulsen’s product designs are also admired for their unique quality and lasting appeal, with the result that projects remain contemporary year after year.

See the collection here!


TLS looks at… Iittala!

Friday, November 6th, 2015

Iittala started as a glass factory in 1881, in a village of the same name in Finland. In its primitive years Iittala made simple glass wear to continental models. At the beginning of the 20th century this changed, Iittala was one of the first companies to move away from traditional decorative dinnerwear, and approach design in a more modern, functional and aesthetically pleasing way,  introducing a progressive Scandinavian element.


The arrival of the modernist and functionalist movements during the 1930s and 40s had a big influence on the company, with pioneers such as Alvar and Aino Aalto and Kaj Franck leading the progession of the brand, design developed to match the designers philosophy that everything should be created with thought, and beauty, was well as being functional and accessible to everyone.

Today Iiittala is still producing these classic designs as well as creating new products, always keeping to the same design ethos. You can shop Iittala products at The Lollipop Shoppe by clicking here

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TLS Loves…. The Handsome Family Woodshop

Monday, October 26th, 2015

The Handsome Family Woodshop was founded in 2015 by Fine Art graduates Josie Ord and Harvey Lidbetter. Both coming from separate (despite the name suggests!) wood working families. The Handsome Family use their ten years experience in the trade to create beautifully crafted objects and installations. We love the work they do with reclaimed timber and up cycling, taking something old and worn out and making it contemporary. As fellow Brighton residents, it’s great to see young designers emerging from our creative city.


Wood Sample Book.


Block Lamp

the collection

Brother Lamp and Block Lamps.


Tecta Chairs

Isn’t our Shoppe looking lovely!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

Come and have a look for yourself, or if you can’t make it down to Brighton, you can shop all of the the products featured, online by clicking here!






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