English, 2 x 776 pages, 6000 illustrations, 21 x 28.5 cm, 2 hardcover volumes in box
Release date: 10/2019
_The design of all Olympic Games of modern times including Tokyo 2020
_Author has the worldwide biggest collection of Olympic objects
_With essays by leading designers on selected design topics
_Olympic design as study of coporate identity
Is there a bigger challenge for a designer than the creation of an identity for the Olympic Games? Each venue has developed its own unique image, merging national spirit and international trends with the Olympic spirit of friendship, solidarity and fairness. “Olympic Games – The Design” provides an in-depth overview of the history of the Games, with for the first time the visual appearance in the center of attention: logos, mascots, medals, pictograms, uniforms, tickets, luggage tags, posters, souvenirs and much more.
The author Markus Osterwalder presents a total of around 6,000 illustrations on over 1,500 pages in two volumes with 58 chapters including astonishing facts and stories about who created what and how. For each of the Games, the passionate Swiss collector has systematically chosen examples from the fields of graphic design, typography, fashion design and product design that enable viewers and readers to fully grasp the design identity of the respective Games. In addition, this title also shows an extraordinarily exciting development in the field of corporate identity and brand design.
Unity underlined in efforts to deliver successful Olympic Game
During the ninth IOC Coordination Commission visit to Tokyo (30 October – 1 November), the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee presented significant progress towards hosting spectacular Olympic Games in less than nine months’ time.
On the final day of the visit, a four-party working group meeting took place, during which the next steps in moving the marathon and race walk events to Sapporo were discussed.
“We thank the four-party working group for productive discussions and cooperation in the change of venue for the marathon and race walk, in order to safeguard the health of the athletes. We look forward to moving forward as a united team, something which has successfully characterised these Olympic Games to date,” said IOC Coordination Commission Chair John Coates.
“On behalf of the IOC, we also want to express our sincere appreciation to the people of Tokyo. We can fully understand the concerns and disappointment of Tokyoites, who are so enthusiastic and involved in these Olympic Games. It is for this reason that we have proposed to organise, together with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), an ‘Olympic Celebration marathon’ after the Olympic and Paralympic Games. It will be an opportunity to say thank you and celebrate the outstanding contribution of the TMG and the people of Tokyo to the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”
The four-party working group agreed to the following points at the Coordination Commission meeting:
– The authority to change the venue belongs to the IOC.
– The TMG will not be asked to bear the cost that is newly incurred when the venues are moved to Sapporo.
– The expenses which were already made by the TMG and Tokyo 2020 in relation to the marathon and race walk will be examined and verified, and the expenses that the TMG cannot use for other purposes will not be borne by the TMG.
– There will be no future venue changes other than marathon and race walk.
Moving forward, the IOC will begin planning with Tokyo 2020 and the relevant local authorities, as well as continue to coordinate with the IAAF to ensure that the athletes compete on the best field of play.
“During the meeting today, the IOC conveyed its thoughtful words to many Olympic fans in Japan, and Chairman Coates read to us a message from IOC President Bach,” said Tokyo 2020 President Yoshiro Mori. “We in the Organising Committee share these sentiments. We appreciate the fans’ enthusiasm and will come together as one team and make our best efforts to ensure the success of the Games. After the four-party meeting, I contacted Sapporo mayor Akimoto and Hokkaido governor Suzuki. Both were very honoured and said that they will be well prepared.”