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  1. 10 hours ago, paul said:

    ....so I see very little order in the use of colors in the venues, it seems there is a mix in almost all venues of all the Rio colors. There isn't really consistency by venue or anything very specific. It's more like a riot of whatever, just a full palette splash not monochromatic or ordered. a couple venues had a tier of cool tone trim on one level then a warm tone tier a level above. Some have cool tone panels then and orange border surrounding the field of play. I read there is a delay in delivery of some trim, and of course the city and venue signing seems to be an issue bubbling up too. 

    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? 

  2. 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.

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  3. Some people in Japan dont like the design, i find this news originally in polish website

    "Architect calls new proposal for Tokyo 2020 stadium a "sin""


    As for Cauldron issues, note that its trasparetn roof stadium, it gives a lot more space for ideas then normal closed stadiums

    I feel like local people everywhere never like ****. Logos, stadiums, entire Olympics.

  4. Possibly. The official Olympic channel now has (since last August) a series of "Olympic History" videos giving highlights of Sydney. Here's the torch relay/OC one, complete with highlights of the caudron lighting.

    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.

  5. If Rio wants to spread the word, it should be sold as memorabilia as soon as possible, and in a cheap price.

    It would be a success and everyone could have the logo at home. This would be nice.

    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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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