Last week I visited my friend in Sochi, Russia and I couldn’t help but notice Sochi 2014 symbols all over the place. This made me look into history of Olympic logos and the oldest I could find was dated back to 1924. Well, I didn’t spend too much time Googling older ones, so if you find any other logo, please let me know and will add it to the list.
I did notice that Sochi has the first logo that features domain extensions in it (Sochi.ru). Most likely we will see similar trends in the upcoming years. I was surprised that some of those logos use flat design which became popular only few years ago. Hopefully no one will ever come up with logo that features barcode or some other useless “innovation”. Olympics logos must be kept clean and easy to remember and so far each country has done an amazing job with it.
Here goes the entire Olympic logo collectio from 1924 to 2016. Which one is your favorite logo and which one is the worst?
[Update] You might also want to look into Olympic poster collection.