Monday, November 17, 2008

Olympics pictograms: Mexico 1968


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The fantastic pictograms, logo, and identity for the 1968 Olympic games, held in Mexico City, were designed by the great Lance Wyman. Throughout the entire identity system for the games, Wyman did a fantastic job of combining the bright colors of Mexican art and culture, ultra-contemporary '60s op-art style, and these sports logos which are simple and stylish enough to still stand out today. Check out these other great applications for his designs:





4 comments:

Jeremy said...

Dude is so good...
did you see his obama poster?

he's still got it.

MIKE DAVIS said...

Ah yeah I did see that! So good. He hasn't lost his touch one bit.

If anyone can come up on one of those OG cycling dresses for my girlfriend, they'll be my hero.

Sam Smith said...

I like the wrestling logo.

Mike, I have a challenge for you. Someone really needs to compile a permanent gallery for ALL of the great screenprint-style Obama posters that have been created in the past year or so -- the HOPE poster, the one linked by Jeremy above, the Burlesque prints, and everything else you can find on the web...

(PS - my word verification below is "reephars.")

MIKE DAVIS said...

Sam - I'm guessing that just about all of the screenprinted Obama art posters and then some can be found within the confines of http://www.obamaartreport.com