Saturday, July 28, 2012

olympic pictograms

Tokyo 1964

Mexico City 1968

Munich 1972 & Montreal 1976

Moscow 1980

Los Angeles 1984

Seoul 1988

Barcelona 1992

Atlanta 1996

Sydney 2000

Athens 2004

Beijing 2008

London 2012

Evolution of Olympic Pictograms-1964 to 2012
Look and image: The branding of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
London 2012 show the way with Olympic pictograms

Olympic pictograms are copyrights of the respective Olympic Organizing Committees

Friday, July 20, 2012

colombo mixed-Use development / safdie architects (#59)

Safdie Architects was recently selected to design a new mixed-use development in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The 69-storey mixed-use project will be the first for Moshe Safdie in Sri Lanka, and is expected to be the tallest residential building in Colombo when it is completed.

The 69-storey mixed-use development is in the city center and will face Beira Lake, with pedestrian accessible retail outlets at the ground level. The Colombo project draws on Safdie’s groundbreaking Habitat ’67 in Montreal. Since that time, Safdie Architects has continued to explore and build projects incorporating fractal-geometry surface patterns, dramatic stepping of the structure that results in a network of gardens open to the sky, and streets that interconnect and bridge community gardens in the air.

Architects: Safdie Architects
Location: Beira Lake, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Developer: Indocean Developers (Pvt) Ltd, a venture of Indian property group South City Projects (Kolkata) Pvt. Ltd
Project: High end, luxurious 69-storey residential tower with shopping, F&B outlets and entertainment
Land/Built-up Area: Two acres/close to 1.5 million sqft

via arch daily

Sunday, July 8, 2012

quotes on design

I fill up a place, which may be better… when I have made it empty. 
— William Shakespeare (the William Shakespeare)
When you are stuck, walk away from the computer and draw. It will teach you how to see.
Gerard Huerta (typography designer)

There are now about as many different varieties of letters as there are different kinds of fools.
 — Eric Gill (designer of Gill Sans type face)

Computer design is quite often merely bad design done on a computer.
— Mike Hicks

Without deviation from the norm progress is not possible.
 — Frank Zappa (yes,  Frank Zappa)

Simplicity will stand out, while complexity will get lost in the crowd.
— Kevin Barnett

Type is a beautiful group of letters, not a group of beautiful letters.
Matthew Carter (type designer: Georgia, Verdana, Tahoma)

For me, discomfort is a signal of an exceptional concept. When I’m totally comfortable with a concept, I’ve probably used it fore or seen it somewhere else. Discomfort is almost a prerequisite for a great idea.
— Craig Frazier

I don’t think that design needs theory, but I think designers need theory.
Johanna Drucker (author, book artist, visual theorist, and cultural critic)

Stop downloading. Start uploading.
— Jay Bradner

'You are what you are seen to be'
— Erik Spiekermann

Sunday, July 1, 2012