Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Some excellent Olympic / Sport-inspired graphics

I've been a wee bit obsessed with the Olympics over the last week or so... watching the opening ceremony live (first time)... watching the men's road race live... listening to Bradley Wiggins win the time trial this afternoon at work on my iPhone... etc. It has caught my attention.

One thing I have been disappointed with... however... is the lack of cool indie art. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough or maybe the brand policing has been too stringent but not that much has caught my attention.

That said... some things did catch my eye... like the graphic for "Wiggo" from gingersoul. I think his art is more based on the recent Tour de France but it works today after Wiggo won gold and became our most successful Olympian.

Jakub over at the awesome blog iso50 posted on a series of 'alternative London Olympics posters' (sourced from Kathy Kavan). The poster above is by Andrew Maunders and was inspired by the 1948 games. I like how Maunders is distributing the poster to help build up the games. It is certainly better than the official identity... which disturbs me.

I also loved the minimal posters from Samar Abbas (below)... they say so much with so little. They are my favourites of the bunch, if I'm honest.

I've also been loving the Olympic-themed Google Doodles... anyone know who they are by?

The full set can be seen in the Google Doodle archive.

Any sweet graphics caught your eye?


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