Olympics Pictograms Through the Ages

The NY Times presents designer Steven Heller, as he traces the evolution of these iconographic Olympic symbols, since their first appearance in Berlin in 1936. (This is the perfect follow-up to mySeeing Whistler stats icon illustration from my last post!)

Enjoy this fascinating overview:

Kudos go to: Lance Wyman (Mexico, ’68); Roger Excoffon (Grenoble, ’68); Otl Aicher (Munich, ’72); Sussman/Prejza & Company, Inc. (LA, ’84); The Image & Identity Department (Athens, ’04); and BOCOG (Beijing, ’08).

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