OLYMPIC SPECIAL! Discover the 10 best Olympic poster designs

Japan 1964

1964 poster

Tokyo began a golden era of Olympic poster design

Although four posters were commissioned for the Tokyo Olympic Games of 1964, the combination of the Rising Sun emblem and golden Olympic rings was simple, impactful, and a perfect advert for a nation on the rise. Three other posters were also created by Yusaku Kamekura, all of which included photography of athletes. But it was this iconic poster that recieved international acclaim.