Posts Tagged ‘logo’
Compare Vancouver’s graphics and logo with Melbourne, Australia’s graphic identity. Any contest?
I am consistently mortified by Vancouver’s recent graphics, especially considering they were launched just before the Olympics and the whole world saw them. They’re suburban if I’m being generous; they’re in the style of feminine hygiene packaging if I’m being honest.
I really like the new (2009) graphic identity for the restyled Museum of Vancouver. It was designed by Amanda Martens of Kaldor. Related items such as this entryway banner were put together by designer Sofia Pona. The striking building, which also houses Vancouver’s planetarium, was designed by architect Gerald Hamilton in 1968.
It’s a little-known fact that the graphic icons for each sport – now so familiar to everyone – originated with the Munich ’72 Olympics.
Graphic design isn’t usually my focus, but when you’re interested in design and are living amidst the deluge of an impending Olympics in your hometown, the tide of graphics is impossible to ignore. Here’s a small sample of political cartoons and posters that incorporate the various Olympic logos – the standard logo with the five rings, as well as the Vancouver 2010 “Inukshuk” logo.