Vintage Spotting: Olympic Logos Through the Years

Written by emilyc

I can’t think of a more distinctly global affair than the Olympic games. The graphic designers creating each Olympic logo have quite the difficult task at hand: how do you make internationally legible symbols to represent the Olympics? This has been an ongoing challenge, and it can be an interesting one to observe throughout history. The picture above is from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Scroll down for more universally recognized Olympic logos from past to present.

1964 Tokyo Olympics

1972 Munich Olympics

2000 Sydney Olympics

London 2012

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Emily is a New Yorker trapped in a Floridian's body and loves every minute of her big city life. With a major in international business and years of being surrounded by ill-fitting suits and all the wrong shoes, she learned that the importance of fashion needs to be communicated to the world. To her, fashion is on the same level as charity work and feeding hungry children. Emily can be found frolicking the streets of her gayborhood enjoying the off-color humor of the gays.

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