Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages

Designer Steven Heller traces the evolution of the tiny symbols for each Olympic sport since their appearance in 1936.

I’ll be showing this in class on Monday…

via Olympic Pictograms Through the Ages – Video Feature – NYTimes.com.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 26th, 2010 — No Comments


Infographic of the Day: Curling Explained (FINALLY)

Curling explained, simply.

The key to remember is that you only get points for the stones you throw that end up closer to the bull’s eye than all of your opponent’s stones. (Think of petanque or bocce ball, if you’ve ever played.) So in practice, it’s rare for a good team to have more than one stone per round (“end,” in curling parlance) that actually scores.

via Infographic of the Day: Curling Explained (FINALLY) | Design & Innovation | Fast Company.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 22nd, 2010 — No Comments


Why The Winter Olympics Are Like Car Racing

Auto Enthusiast Guide to the Racing Olymipics

Why The Winter Olympics Are Like Car Racing – Olympics – Jalopnik.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 16th, 2010 — No Comments


Opening Ceremonies for Vancouver 2010

Snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings
Last night, Vancouver, British Columbia welcomed the world, as over 2,600 winter athletes from 82 countries entered the BC Place arena, ready to compete in 86 events in 15 different sports. The opening ceremony focused on Canadian diversity and heritage, with emphasis on the many cultures of the First Nations. After the longest Torch Relay in history, the Olympic Flame has come to rest and now lights the cauldron of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Opening Ceremonies for Vancouver 2010 – The Big Picture – Boston.com.


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Posted by Jake Spurlock February 13th, 2010 — No Comments