Video of the Day: Olympic Pictograms


OK, so this is the last Olympics-related post for a while, we swear, but we had to pass it along for all the design geeks out there. Olympic pictograms were first used in the German games of 1936 and became standard practice after the Tokyo Olympiad of 1964. Watch the video after the jump for a taste into the psychedelic, op art-inspired icons that defined the 1968 Mexico Summer Olympics, as well as the unloved blobs of Nagano’s 1998 Winter Olympics. “Is that a luge sled or a giant squid?” Harsh, but point taken.

Do you think that London wishes they could take back their 2012 icons after watching this?