Learn a little about Rio with these mini pictograms

Thanks to the world cup a couple of years ago, plus the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games, Rio de Janeiro has attracted a lot of attention recently. But how much do you know about the wonderful city? To give you an insight into the chaotic, vibrant place, designer Fabio Lopez has created a unique set of carefully designed pictograms.

Designed to quickly and accurately communicate an idea or a concept, a pictogram is kind of like a deceptively simple icon set. Boiling Rio's essence down to its most basic and recognisable form took Lopez over two years to create, and he still thinks there are ways to take the concept further.

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Dom Carter

Dom Carter is a freelance writer who specialises in art and design. Formerly a staff writer for Creative Bloq, his work has also appeared on Creative Boom and in the pages of ImagineFX, Computer Arts, 3D World, and .net. He has been a D&AD New Blood judge, and has a particular interest in picture books.