kimberley crofts

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an information and communication designer living in London

Olympic icons

For a year before the Sydney 2000 Olympics I was the lead designer on the Olympics newspaper project for John Fairfax Publications. I designed templates, worked out all the fine details of the type, and liaised with all the senior editorial staff to make sure it all happened on time. This was when I worked for de Luxe & Associates.

One of the parts of the job that I enjoyed the most was commissioning and art directing the icon set. I decided early on that the official Sydney 2000 Olympic icons were not appropriate for the design I was intending for Fairfax. Simon Harris was the illustrator and he did a smashing job. If you would like to see some of the pages from the newspaper, head over to my folio site.

olympic-sports-icons

This is just to weigh in on the blog wave of this week – that the London 2012 Olympic icons have been released. You can read a post at We Made This all about them. They have been designed by design company Someone. I prefer the outlined “dynamic” ones to the silhouette ones. What about you?

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2 Responses

  1. royal618 says:

    I quite like your ones – I hadn’t seen these before.

    Definitely do not like the 2012 set. But my favourite… is the set that Otl Aicher prepared. I have to say all up, that the work he did for the 1972 Olympics is some of my favourite of all time.

    http://www.1972municholympics.co.uk/

  2. Kimberley says:

    OH yes, Otl Aicher’s are so good that everyone has been scrambling ever since to beat them.

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