Hi everyone - I used to have an account on here a while ago, but never posted, was just a lurker and lost the details. I've always meant to enter this contest as it combines two of my favourite things; the Olympics and graphic design, but I always forget about it, and end up coming on around Christmas time and have missed the entry slot. So was overjoyed to see this competition extended when I looked yesterday.
I've therefore come up with this entry for the Milan Cortina 2026 competition. I hopefully will get round to doing a Brisbane one before Monday but that might not happen!
I was looking to produce something that had the simplicity and elegance of Italian design, together with something that spoke to the winter themes of the games. I've therefore built this logo which is the Italian mountains made out of two interlocking 'M' shapes (for Milan). The bottom 'wave' M creates a triangle depicting Milan on the left, and another higher up to portray Cortina. I've paired the mark with a font which brings the same distinctive line-based shapes into its design. The colours, obviously, come from the Italian flag - and the logo is accompanied by the Olympic and Paralympic motifs.
You can see the logo in games mode via this short visual presentation which lays out how the theme could be utilised. I've attached a few tasters below.
Looking forward to getting stuck in more across the forum.