Olympics Pictograms Through the Ages
Filed under: art & design, history, the rink, video | Tags: animation, berlin, evolution, icons, kudos, ny times, pictograms, steven heller |
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 my “Seeing 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).