a pictogram is worth a thousand words

It’s only now that the Vancouver Olympics have ended that I happened to notice this interesting bit of video from the NY Times:  designer Steven Heller looks at how the pictograms used to identify individual sports have changed over the years.

(And since I haven’t even bothered to mention any of the drama coming down from Canada over the past two weeks, I guess this will also have to suffice as my version of an Olympics post-mortem, too: Meh. It seemed a little too white-bread for my tastes. A little too placid. Bring on Sochi 2014, where I bet that even the very air will taste of constant controversy.)


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