Poetry In Motion: 2018 Winter Olympic Athletes In Action

The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea (which at present has Norway in the lead in terms of medal standings), has been exciting and inspiring like the Olympic Games that have come before it. But, unlike the others before it, advances in technology and social media have increased the quality and the number of available imagery, respectively, to unprecedented proportions. Because of this there are a glut of fabulous photos from such events as skiing, snowboarding, figure skating, bobsledding, luge, hockey and more.  Read more

A Very Moving Olympics Ad You’ll Probably Never See, But Ought To.

barnes sisters olympics ad

This simple but powerful minute long Olympics commercial created by BBDO New York for their client Guinness Beer, illustrates the power of words. Read more

Poetic TV Ads For Visa and Apple Borrow From Dead Legends.

Two new tv spots, both of whom quote deceased legends in their copy – Visa quoting Amelia Earhart and Apple double quoting (from the movie “Dead Poet’s Society” in which there is a quote from Walt Whitman) – have recently broken on American television. Read more

An Up-Close Look At Damien Hirst’s Spin Flag For The Olympic Closing Ceremonies.

damien hirst spin flag at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

Artist Damien Hirst’s giant interpretation of the union jack flag filled the entire floor of the Olympic Stadium as part of the magnificent celebration of the arts in Britain. Read more

30 Inspiring Action Photos Of The U.S. Women’s Gymnastic Team, Worthy Of A Gold Medal.

You’d have to have been in hiding not to know by now that United States’ Fab Five (or the hipper moniker of The Fierce Five) took the Gold for the first time since 1996 in the Women’s Gymnastics Team Final yesterday in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

U.S. gymnasts McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Alexandra (Aly) Raisman, Gabrielle Douglas and Jordyn Wieber’s performances were nothing short of awe-inspiring, but the same can be said of the following photos courtesy of the Associated Press, AFP/Getty, The Washington Post and Reuters.

I have culled 30 of the most breathtaking moments of yesterday’s performances on the balance beam, uneven bars, vault and floor ex. Here are my favorite shots from these talented sports photographers, that in my opinion, score a perfect 10.

Special recognition should go to the AP photographer Julie Jacobson who took the majority of these photos.

Uneven Bars (also called Uneven Parallel Bars and Asymmetric Bars):










Balance Beam:









Floor Exercise:





Vault:

and of course…. Anticipation:

Jubilation:

and the taste of Victory:

Credits: AP Photographers Julie Jacobson, Jae C. Hong and Gregory Bull AFP/Getty photographers Roland Martinez, Thomas Coex and Ben Stansall, Toni L. Sandys for The Washington Post, Reuters,

The Best Photos From Last Night’s Opening Ceremony of the 2008 Olympics

2008 olympics opening ceremony photos

If you didn’t catch the 4 hour opening ceremonies for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing, I certainly hope you taped/tivo’d/recorded it. It’s impossible to do the sensory impacting performance justice. Read more

Designing The 2008 Olympic Pictograms and Those of Years Past


above left: Inscriptions on the Gui bronze vessels; above right: Pictograms of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Photo and graphic courtesy of ARCOG

Graphic designers had to consider how to create a look that represented China, but also how to design images that would be attractive to an international audience, ARCOG (the Art Research Center for the Olympic Games) deputy director Hang Hai explains. Read more

Olympic Torch, Cauldron, Stand and Relay Lantern: Design, Facts and Images

The Beijing Olympic Torch boasts strong Chinese characteristics, and showcases Chinese design and technical capabilities. It embodies the concepts of a Green Olympics, a High-tech Olympics and the People’s Olympics. Read more