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Winter Olympics pics - and why 2012 pictograms score badly | Buzz reviews, news & interviews

Winter Olympics pics - and why 2012 pictograms score badly

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The Big Picture has a collection of some extraordinary photos of the Winter Olympics here. Below pic credit: Martin Bureau/AFP/Getty Images

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Meanwhile, the New York Times has posted a fascinating video piece (below) about Olympic signage and the designs of the pictograms used in differerent sports. From the Berlin Olympics of 1936 via the psychedelic design of the 1968 Mexico Olympics to London 2012. The Munich, Beijing and Athens Olympics all are rated highly for design. London's for 2012 aren't in the medals: "they look as if a child has done them. Primitive, perhaps - but not in a good way."







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