Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Repost: Olympic winter games 1998

A re-post from the artchives (original posting date 12 February 2010) - with the blog in its current form over four years old, I intend to dig up some of the older posts once in a while. I selected this one because the 2014 Winter Olympic Games will be on their way soon in Sochi, Russia. This is my favourite poster of previous games, the one made for Nagano 1998. Other winter Olympics posters have featured in the blog here: Vancouver 2010Torino 2006Salt Lake 2002Lillehammer 1994Albertville 1992Calgary 1988Sarajevo 1984Lake Placid 1980Innsbruck 1976Sapporo 1972Grenoble 1968Innsbruck 1964Squaw Valley 1960Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956Oslo 1952St. Moritz 1948Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936Lake Placid 1932St. Moritz 1928Chamonix (1924).

A unique poster in the series, as it emphasizes the interaction of man and nature rather than sports as such. It is not a coincidence that this was for games held in Japan, where haiku poetry emphasizes precisely that relationship. I love this one, for its originality, and its colour scheme. The best winter olympics poster of the past four decades. The games of Gianni Romme and Marianne Timmer - two gold medals each.

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