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30 Olympic posts every designer should read!

I. Olympic Evolution infographic (opens in new tab)

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When the Olympic Games first started in 1896, a mere 14 nations competed. See how far the Games have come in its history, with this stunning, easy-to-read infographic created by Uno.

II. Why I hate Wenlock and Mandeville (opens in new tab)

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Art director of presitgious design agency Pentagram, Angus Hyland discusses the anodyne, design-by-committee aesthetic of the Olympic mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville. Do you agree with his views?

III. Olympic Stadiums: The best architecture over the years (opens in new tab)

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The Huffington Post celebrate Olympic architecture throughout the years, with a look at the top five Olympic buildings. They also see how London's Olympic stadium compares to the efforts from the previous 29 games.

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It's been bashed and beaten by designers from around the globe; turned into cubist sexual cartoon imagery and mocked by many; but graphic designer Joe Stone (opens in new tab) believes it's a triumph of design. Read his provocative article to find out why...

V. Animated BBC Olympics titles

These animation titles were created by design agency RKCR/Y&R, with production handled by Passion Pictures and Red Bee Media. The titles will be shown for all Olympic events as well as marketing purposes. What do you make of it?

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