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30 Olympic posts every designer should read!

XI. The Times sports writers

There are going to be an estimated 21,000 journalists at this year's London Olympic Games, and The Times has released this cool collection of videos (opens in new tab) of their sports writers in athlete poses. There is also an accompanying set of stills photographs (opens in new tab) by Greg White.

XII. 99 tiny games come alive across London (opens in new tab)

Olympics: 99 tiny designs

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To celebrate the beginning of the Olympics and to get everyone back in the gaming spirit, 99 tiny games will be launched across London from tomorrow. London game design studio Hide&Seek (opens in new tab) was in charge of the mini-creations.

XIII. London 2012 design icons (opens in new tab)

Olympic mascots

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When design ad agency Iris (opens in new tab) unveiled Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville in 2010, there were mixed reaction amongst the design community. However, it's fair to say that in the last couple of years, the shiny monocular pair have grown on society somewhat, as this post from Design Week discusses.

XIV. Olympic graffiti (opens in new tab)

Will Banksy's street art survive the London graffiti crackdown? Image credit: Banksy

Will Banksy's street art survive the London graffiti crackdown? Image credit: Banksy
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For many people, London is the number one place in the world for street art. But as the Olympics hits the city, this report from the BBC reveals, many graffiti artists are complaining about artwork being removed in certain areas but not in others. Artwork at threat includes Banksy's two new stencils, titled 'Hackney Welcomes the Olympics' and 'Going for Mould'.

XV. A design history of the Olympic gold medal (opens in new tab)

The infographic by David Watkins details medal design from 1928 right up to this year's medal

The infographic by David Watkins details medal design from 1928 right up to this year's medal
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Check out this awesome infographic detailing the design history of the Olympic gold medal. Did you know that there is just 6g of gold in the current medal? No, neither did we!

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