Olympic Icons!

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by the CTL’s Laurie Hansen.]

As seen in The NY times, designer Steven Heller critiques the pictograms created for the Olympics over the years. He describes some as “anemic” or “on the juice” others as “smart, elegant.” He claims that of all the pictographic schemes only two “leap to the podium.”

Click on the image below to hear and see his animated commentary:

Or click here: Olympic Icons: An Animated Appraisal


One response to “Olympic Icons!

  1. What a great presentation! I have to show this to my husband; his graphic design students would dig this.

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