i was just watching the men’s synchro when my dad walked in
he looked at the tv and saw:
and then he looked back at me, then looked back at the tv and saw:
then me again, and then to the tv one last time:
then he just walked away without saying anything
well that was really awkward
How much do you know about the Olympic history of pictograms? Back in 2010, designer Steven Heller put together a short video for the New York Times outlining the games’ use of pictograms, a history that began with the German-hosted 1936 Olympics and continues to this day. Meanwhile, the Smithsonian blog recently put together its own rundown on Olympic design history.
What’s your favorite year in Olympic pictogram design? Heller argues most for Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and I’m inclined to agree with him - I’m a big fan of the Athens take on the traditional design.