Olympics: Summer Olympics, 1936
Award: Gold medal
Swiss artist Alex Walter Diggelmann won the gold medal in 1936 for his advertising piece Arosa in the Applied Graphics category. He designed the medals that are still used as awards for the World Ski Championships and created popular Red Cross posters during World War II. One of Switzerland's most famous graphic artists, Diggelmann went on to win additional medals in the 1948 Games for commercial posters for ice hockey and cycling.