Monday, 8 August 2016

ring and spring

Courtesy of Kottke’s assorted links, we are treated to the keen and discerning eye of Milton Glaser, graphic designer who gave us I ❤ NY and the DC Comics shield, who reviews the Olympics logos throughout the ages.
It’s a little remarkable, independent of any other context, to think about what’s captured over this relatively short career in terms of typography and abstraction. One of my favourites has always been the Olympiad held in Mexico City (eighty out of a hundred) and venues around that time, from a stylistic perspective, but there is a lot to jar one’s memory here. I’d like to see the submissions of the failed bidders as well to see what criteria won the day.