From the New York Times, via Neatorama:

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHWlEU8zqUE

(I adore geeky design videos. Or design videos. Or geeky videos.)

I rather like the op art inspired pictograms from Mexico City 1968, but I really don’t like the Munich pictograms that Heller calls “smart, elegant.” I also disagree with him on the Athens 2004 pictograms – “delightfully comic and smartly primitive”? They look messy to me. I do like the Beijing ones quite a bit; in addition to being understandable, they give a nod to Chinese culture with lines and shapes that evoke Chinese hanzi or sinography.

That is all.

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