Graphic design

OLYMPIC SPECIAL! Discover the 10 best Olympic poster designs

Los Angeles 1932

1932 Olympics poster
The Rings arrive, as does a more welcoming illustrative style

The Los Angeles poster for the Games of 1932 was notable for a number of reasons. Firstly, this was the first time the Olympic rings appeared on a poster for the Games. This poster, designed by Julio Kilenyi, was also notable for initially being modeled in clay before being reproduced. The symbolism, given the historical context, was also profound: the image depicts a Greek athlete sent to announce the Olympiad, and to request the end of hostilities for the duration of the event. Next up, Berlin...

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