Randy Krum    Designer | Author | Instructor | Speaker

Randy Krum

Designer | Author | Instructor | Speaker


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The History of Olympic Pictograms [video]

The History of Olympic Pictograms [video]

NYTimes.com posted this video by designer Steven Heller called “Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages”.  You may not agree with Steven’s opinions on which icons were better than others, but it is fascinating that every city for every olympics has tried to redesign the icons to add their own visual personality (with the exception of Montreal in 1976 that reused the icons from 1972).

Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.

Found on FlowingData and VizWorld

Update

on 2012-05-25 20:30 by Randy

The video is now also available on YouTube:

The Writing on the Wall

The Writing on the Wall

NASA's budget timeline [infographic]

NASA's budget timeline [infographic]