The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has unveiled the design of the pictograms for the next Olympic Games.
Facts & Figures
- A refinement of the Tokyo 1964 pictograms
- Designer: Masaaki Hiromura (1954, graphic designer)
- 50 Designs
- 33 Sports
- Two sets: Frame type and Free type
- Colour variations: Blue (like the Tokyo 2020 emblems) and five other traditional Japanese colours: kurenai, ai, sakura, fuji and matsuba.
Pictograms Frame type
Pictograms Free type
“It is a real honour to have participated in the design of the Tokyo 2020 sport pictograms. I have tried to express the dynamic beauty of the athletes through these pictograms, while respecting the legacy bequeathed by the pioneers of the Japanese design industry in their designs for the Tokyo 1964 Games. The 2020 designs took us almost two years to complete and they embody the thoughtful input of the many people involved. I hope that these pictograms will inspire everyone and help generate excitement for the different sports at Tokyo 2020, and that they will colourfully decorate the Tokyo 2020 Games.”