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Image&look Design Of Torch Relay To Be Unveiled


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The project of the Beijing 2008 Torch Relay Image and Look design is to be unveiled this afternoon.(Now Beijing time:Jan,16th morning)

About few hours we will see the image and look design for 2008 Torch Relay.

Including: image and look design for dresses of torch bearers

image and look design for Torch Relay airplanes and Vehicle

image and look design for Flame Pan

image and look design for Flame Lantern

Lets wait together...

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what r u talking about? The Torch design was unveiled MONTHS ago!!

Not the torch,is the image design of Torch Relay.

Now the Press is beginning.

i m still waiting the live pictures of Designs for Torch Relay,including dresses of torch bearers airplanes and Vehicles for Torch relay, Flame Pan and Flame Lantern.

These things will be used in Torch Relay all over the world.

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BEIJING, January 16) -- The image and look of the Beijing Olympic torch relay was released at the Beijing Olympic Media Center on Wednesday.

Based on the torch, theme slogan, core graphics and colors of the torch relay, the look of the relay was created with the elements of a phoenix pattern and lucky clouds, in conformity with the image and look system of the Beijing Olympic Games. The design has a unique visual effect, notably different from past Olympic Games. Rich with the characteristics of the times, it reflects traditional Chinese culture to the fullest.

The design of the image and look of the torch relay includes five components, namely the design of the torch and collaterals; the torch relay uniforms; the convoy and chartered aircraft; the backdrop; and the city look.

The torch and collaterals include the torch; lantern; cauldron and torch stand. Among these, the torch was officially launched on April 26, 2007.

The inspiration for the original design of the torch relay lantern comes from the traditional lanterns used inside ancient Chinese palaces. The silver luster of the lantern coupled with crystal-clear glass serves as a foil to the flame and communicates the Olympic flame's sanctity and purity.

The torch stand's design borrows from the architectural styles of the Han and Tang dynasties, with its base showcasing "lucky clouds" drifting away, as if gently calling out to the torch.

The Beijing Olympic cauldron is based on the concept of a "round heaven and square earth" and uses a typical cauldron in the Chinese Bronze Age as well as the "lucky clouds" as its creative elements.

The 56 "lucky clouds" hollowed out of the curved plate of the Olympic cauldron symbolize well wishes to the world from the 56 ethnic groups in China. The base of the cauldron has four legs with eight faces, symbolizing that the Beijing Olympic Games welcomes friends from all directions across the world. The Olympic cauldron stands 130 centimeters high, symbolizing the 130-day duration of the torch relay. The cauldron plate is 29 centimeters deep, symbolizing the 29th Olympiad. The cauldron post is 112 meters tall, symbolizing the 112 years that have passed between the staging of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896 and the 2008 Olympic Games.

The look of the convoy for the torch relay takes red and yellow as its basic colors, echoing the colors of the sacred flame and the torch, creating an exciting and dynamic visual effect and making the convoy a true mobile carrier of the Olympic spirit and the concepts of the Beijing Olympics. The convoy consists of 13 automobiles and six motorcycles. Except for the police car and the ambulance, every other type of vehicle has a unique look but shares integral components with the rest of the convoy. According to an agreement between BOCOG and the torch relay partners, some composite signs of the torch relay are added to appropriate positions on certain vehicles.

The design of the chartered aircraft highlight the message of the Beijing 2008 Olympic torch relay and the slogan of "Light the Passion Share the Dream," while taking into full consideration the needs of the news coverage and the effects of the TV broadcast upon its landing.

The uniforms for the Beijing Olympic torch relay include those for torchbearers, escort runners and staff members. As required by the IOC, white should be the basic color of the torchbearers' uniforms. Both long and short styles are available to suit the summer and autumn weather conditions and feature simplicity, sanctity and a sense of etiquette. The basic elements of the escort runners' uniforms are similar to those of the torchbearers and they are also designed to suit the weather conditions, but their basic color is blue. Keeping in conformity with the uniforms of the torchbearers and escort runners, the staff uniform is practically designed to suit the staff members' needs along the relay routes.

Blue and red dominate the backdrops for the Beijing Olympic torch relay, which adapt to the characteristics of different scenes, with the aim of transmitting the excitement of the torch relay.

The city look includes banners, large building decorations, bridge decorations and outdoor advertising. Provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities in China, and the cities located outside China's mainland will retain the option of the look they prefer in conformity with the "Technical Manual of the Image and Look for the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay" and real-world expectations.

The BOCOG Olympic Torch Relay Center started working on the Olympic torch relay image and look in August 2007. The China Central Academy of Fine Arts is responsible for the design of the basic elements of the image and look. Lenovo (Beijing) Limited has taken the lead in designing the torch and collateral materials, and the Beijing Institute of Clothing Technology was charged with designing the uniforms.

To meet the aesthetic and technical requirements of the Olympic torch relay operation and broadcast, the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay Center consulted renowned specialists from China and around the world, including experts in the arts, public relations, Olympic experts, broadcasters and sponsors, as well as image and look design specialists from BOCOG. The final design was approved by the IOC.

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PS:7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., Sunday, January 20, 2008

the live presentation of the uniforms for the staff and Volunteers of 2008 Beijing .

Officials from BOCOG and Adidas, the official sponsor of the uniforms, will be present at the ceremony ... part of the 200 day count-down celebration for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad.

form BOCOG website offical

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So... is that cauldron going to be the cauldron in the main stadium too, or is it just the traditional *community cauldrons* that will travel to each night stop along the torch relay.

Traditionally, the relay cauldrons arent the same as the main stadium cauldron - often resembling the torch more.

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So... is that cauldron going to be the cauldron in the main stadium too, or is it just the traditional *community cauldrons* that will travel to each night stop along the torch relay.

I think the latter must be the case. It would be pretty unusual if they would show the stadium cauldron's design already now (if they officially present it at all -- which would also be unusual) or if it was identical with the community cauldrons.

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So... is that cauldron going to be the cauldron in the main stadium too, or is it just the traditional *community cauldrons* that will travel to each night stop along the torch relay.

Traditionally, the relay cauldrons arent the same as the main stadium cauldron - often resembling the torch more.

Sure the cauldron design will be used in each torch relay cities all over the world.

By now,no one has known the looking of cauldron in the main stadium.

Now in China, about only ten persons know how to light the Olympic cauldron.

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When I came fom University my mohter told me in excitment that Beijing has just announced the uniform for upcoming torch relay. Uniform is nice and cool, but it could be much better than this, they didn't use a single logo of Beijing 2008 on uniform and why torchbearer and esscort runner will be in same design of uniform?

I think Athens 2004 version of torch relay was better than this, thier plane was much decent, and uniform was COOL.

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And why they are just repeating clouds in every item again and again,.

Yeah, considering Athens used 6 different patterns, I'm starting to worry that these cloud patterns are the only thing that Bocog has come up with for the Game's Look.

However, I do remember seeing something different used in the background of a press conference, so who knows? They could unofficially reveal all their complete graphical plans weeks before the games begin.

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