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Everything posted by NY20??

  1. This has to be the most anonymous Look since... the invention of Looks. The decorations at the venues look shockingly generic.
  2. It's not too bad. There's a nice balance here: the snowflakes bring interest in tight, close shots and the big hangul characters break things up enough in wider shots. Could use with a little more texture and color combos, but it's a solid Look.
  3. Maybe that's the point? Vibrancy created by lack of consistency in color. There definitely seems to be less branding at Rio's venues. Is the border around the velodrome track just going to remain plain orange?
  4. I wouldn't even refer to bid renderings as "promises". They're just renderings.
  5. Sorry, but is this suppose to be surprising?
  6. It's very dated looking, isn't it? The 64 logo looks much more contemporary than this one. It's interesting that Rio and Tokyo have played it so safe. It's almost as if they were really frightened by the way London ditched the old formula and the negative reaction to that. I still adore London's insistence to create a branded mark and contain all the elements within itself. These formulaic emblem-over-city-over-rings logos have all looked boring since.
  7. The bidding process has always generally bored my face off. It's the sexy and dramatic hostings that have kept me interested. But that's me.
  8. This is quite easily the best World Cup I've ever seen. Incredibly excited for Rio 2016 now and I'm confident Brazil will be able to pull it off wonderfully, if only with some bumps and bruises before and during.
  9. I feel like local people everywhere never like ****. Logos, stadiums, entire Olympics.
  10. Except orange and blue is already being used as much as yellow and green so your point goes nowhere.
  11. Oh yes, I've been watching that series. It's really great, though grossly centered on American stories. I hope a full broadcast cut of the 2000 lighting is upload again soon. And I can't find a good one of Athens' anymore either. Shame not to have those two easily accessible.
  12. Why has Sydney's cauldron lighting on Youtube disappeared? Copyright infringements?
  13. So this isn't going to be a "glossy bid phase rendering, more practical stadium built later" situation ala London? This design would actually get built in Tokyo?
  14. That's a good idea, I think. It would work towards making the logo a memorable and distinctive icon that is truly synonymous with these Games in people's heads in the lead up to 2016, rather than something that will merely be put in the corner of publications.
  15. It was used and applied well before the Games to really build the 2012 brand before the actual event. It didn't have much "work to do" once the Games arrived. It was pushed hard enough that it became synonymous with the 2012 Games in the host populace's head more so than any other past Olympic logo.
  16. It's cool that it can be three-dimensional, but for the far majority of the time, the logo will be used on two dimensional surfaces. That's where it really has to work and become the visual mental placemark for the Games in people's heads. And because it follows the same old compositional scheme of past Olympic logos, it won't be as flexible in usage and application as London's.
  17. Is Havelange being renovated for the Games? If it is, do we have finalized plans and renders available? We can start to guess where a possible second cauldron there could be placed...
  18. I don't want to go to London2012.com to avoid spoilers right now ( ), but at what time does the Ceremony start tomorrow night?
  19. It reminds me of Athens' Look in that it's an abstract representation of a pattern found in the host's environment. Athens' was vase patterns, Rio' is street mosaics. That's always a good starting point; designers going out into the street and bring back into the studio what they see. .
  20. That could just be one pattern and one color combination out of many more to come. Seems like another take on the mosaic street pattern from which the font was inspired by. Though it's still early. Athens and Vancouver had design elements seemingly thought out years before but they changed and evolved into the final Look later. Usually a separate design agency is given the job.
  21. London's font came way before the development of their Look. Really, all fonts come before their respective Looks. I suppose Looks are in part developed to fit in with the font introduced in the logo. Athens' font worked very well I think. You can find it on Microsoft Word, but it still evokes a certain classicism to it that feels fitting for Greece. Like the Look, it said "Greece" without relying on all the typical notions of what Greek design are. I feel like Beijing and Rio's font certainty say "China" and "Brazil," but they're very obvious and easy about it.
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