Design Magazine – Mexico68

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Design Magazine - Mexico68
It’s hard to comment on something so perfect. First we have the header for Design Magazine itself. The type is beautiful, they’ve even managed to gracefully compress the ‘g’ so it doesn’t throw off the grid too much. And then of course we have one of the greatest logo designs of all time right beneath it incorporating an amazing color scheme. It’s all there. The logo for the ’68 Mexico Olymipics was created by American designer Lance Wyman (click the above image for a full size version). The posters for the games were a collaborative effort, an example and some info are here.

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ignasi tudela says:

September 19, 2007 at 2:03 am

I’t’s really interesting the root of the symbol of México olympics “based on traditional forms from Mexican culture mixed with the 60’s OP-art style …”.

I didn’t know the work of Lance Wyman.



Scott says:

September 19, 2007 at 2:29 am

Yeah, I think truly great design takes things like this into consideration. The design must be informed by the context in which it will be used to successfully convey it’s intended message. I really like how they integrated the artwork of the indigenous people of the area into this rendition. Making something look good is hard enough, building in relevant meaning takes a very talented artist indeed.


Horacio says:

September 19, 2007 at 1:14 pm

Great blog, great works over here. I think simple things are always better and beautiful. This kind of minimalism is not like the actual. This is really “functional” and “communicative”, something that actual design do not have.

Thanks for posting this stuff…

Cheers :D


Kyle says:

September 25, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Looks like you’ve found a stash of vintage Design magazines too! I recently found a goldmine of these and other vintage design mags from the 50s-80s – the stuff in there is pretty inspiring and you can really see how history really does repeat itself.


WeekEnd says:

April 5, 2009 at 5:29 am

Hallo bratjam po blogosfere))) Neplohoy proektik vi vedete, respect.
Ne stalkivalis’ li vy s takoj problemoj kak vorovstvo statej??? Ne dumal, ne gadal kak vdrug obnaruzhil sobstvennie stat’i na drugih saitah, i konechno nikakih ssilok na sebja ja ne uvidel. Dazhe ne predstavljaju kak s etim plagiatom mozhno borot’sja. A to ved’ i pod fil’try poiskovikov popast’ nedolgo(((