Monday, August 24, 2009

2010 Olympics

While we were on vacation in Vancouver, BC last week, we couldn't help but notice some of the changes that have taken place in preparation of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. The place where this was most noticeable was Whistler.

Todd and I had never been and decided to make the 1.5-hour drive through the gorgeous mountains to check it out. Well, the town itself was a bit disappointing in that it felt too much like a planned community. As we were walking through the pedestrian-only shopping streets, I couldn't help but be reminded of Las Vegas – it all felt a bit fake, despite the gorgeous sunshine and green mountains.

One thing I did love, however, was seeing all the awesome graphics that were created to promote the Olympics.

I love the official logo and all the support materials, right down to the Japanese anime-inspired mascots.

Also love the fresh, crisp color palette of greens and blues mixed with the richly textured illustration style. What a fun project that must have been to work on!

1 comment:

Chasing Distractions said...

I'm loving the colours in those prints. Thanks for sharing.