What are the Olympic icons called?

What are the Olympic icons called?

The 2020 Summer Olympic pictograms are visual graphic symbols used to represent each sport in competition games of the 2020 Summer Olympics.

What are some iconic Olympic game symbols?

The rings are five interlocking rings, coloured blue, yellow, black, green, and red on a white field, known as the “Olympic rings”. The symbol was originally created in 1913 by Coubertin. He appears to have intended the rings to represent the five inhabited continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

What does the 2020 Olympic symbol mean?

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) says the symbol “expresses the activity of the Olympic Movement and represents the union of the five continents and the meeting of athletes from throughout the world at the Olympic Games”.

Who designed the Olympic pictograms?

Artistic director Masaru Katzumie and graphic designer Yoshiro Yamashita pioneered the concept in Tokyo in 1964, creating 20 pictograms depicting particular sports and 39 others communicating information like where to find the toilets or first aid.

What are the pictograms for the Olympic Games?

However, wanting to have a unique image for the Olympic Games, the Organising Committee decided to create a new set of pictograms after the Asian Games. The pictograms were treated in four parts: the head, the trunk, the arms and the legs. Special attention was placed on the connection between the various body parts.

What is a sports pictogram?

The Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Summer Games from Tokyo 1964 to Rio 2016 INTRODUCTION A pictogram is a stylised and schematic graphic representation which expresses a message, an activity, an action or a service. Pictograms do not belong to a particular language or form of writing, and therefore function as a universal language.

What are the Tokyo 2020 Olympic pictograms?

Created by Japanese designer Masaaki Hiromura, the pictograms embody the uniqueness and athleticism of each sport, and highlight the dynamism of athletes. They were designed in line with Tokyo 2020’s theme, “Innovation from Harmony”, while drawing inspiration from the Olympic Games Tokyo 1964, when pictograms were first introduced at the Olympics.

What inspired the pictograms of the Olympic Winter Games?

The Sports Pictograms of the Olympic Winter Games from Grenoble 1968 to PyeongChang 2018 DESCRIPTION Graphic designer: DesignGruppen ’94 / Art division of the Organising Committee for the Games in Lillehammer Creation context: The designers of the Lillehammer pictograms were inspired by the rock carvings typical of Norwegian culture.