Oslo 2022 Winter Olympics bid design

The design for Oslo’s 2022 Winter Olympics bid has been released.

Design company Snøhetta has created a logo inspired by the Olympic rings, combining geometric and circular shapes in the Olympic colours to form ‘Oslo 2022’.

Snøhetta said: “The identity of Oslo 2022’s visual language honours the inherent simplicity and openness in Nordic culture.”

The design has been applied to sample promotional material, such as brochures, and the official application document.

The Norwegian capital’s competitors include Beijing and Krakow, and if the bid is successful, the 2022 Winter Olympics will mark the 70th anniversary of the last Oslo Games.

Find out more about the design here and let us know what you think of it.

Designs of the Year Awards 2013 Nominations

The Shard LondonOlympic CauldronRain RoomThe Design Museum has announced the nominations for Designs of the Year 2013. Seen as the Oscars of the design world, the nominations will go on display in the museum from 20th March, whilst the winners will be decided by a jury and announced to the public on the 17th April.

Last year’s winner was the London 2012 Olympic Relay Torch, and this year still has some Olympic contenders with the Olympic Cauldron by Heatherwick Studio being nominated.

Other nomination’s include:

Acrhitecture – The Shard, London, UK
Designed by Renzo Piano
Digital – Rain Room
Designed by rAndom International

Fashion -Prada S/S12 RTW Collection
Designed by Miuccia Prada

See the full list of nominations here.

The 21 Best Doppelgangers Of The 2012 London Olympics

Olympics DopplegangersOlympics Synchnonised SwimmingTake a look at ‘The 21 Best Doppelgangers Of The 2012 London Olympics‘ on Buzzfeed.

Some great images found and suggestions made – some a bit odd. But quite funny.

They say ‘you will never be able to watch the Olympics in the same way again.

See them all here.

A new sport for the Olympics

This film clip has had us in hysterics in the office.

How to play football whilst wearing binoculars.

Hilarious. Definitely a sport to liven up the Olympics.



Jubilympics musings

NowTVSo has the Olympics whetted your appetite for how TV and internet can work together?   

Well that’s not just an excuse to mention London 2012 but we were thinking about what would be possible in the future with the new wave of internet TV services being announced.  Lots more content to come its seems.  

We’ve been told for quite some time it’s an era in which television and internet are converging; Google has launched Google TV and Apple TV is being relaunched apparently. BSkyB launched its NowTV service last month offering films and soon sport and entertainment, described as a brand new internet TV service from Sky.  

Are we going to want to actually watch all of this content sitting together on the living room sofa though?  Or does this new world of time-shifting, TV-on-demand and High Definition herald either an age of more arguments over the remote control. Or is this the end of watching TV together with family and friends, altogether perhaps as we chose to interact with these new services separately?

RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist announced

The Hepworth
Olympic Stadium

This year’s RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist has been announced with six buildings, including the London Olympic Stadium by Populous and two projects by OMA.

The six that will compete for the £20,000 prize for the Best Building by a British-registered architect are:

The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire by David Chipperfield Architects (pic 1)
London Olympic Stadium by Populous (pic 2)
The Lyric Theatre, Belfast by O’Donnell + Tuomey
Maggie’s Centre, Gartnavel, Glasgow by OMA
New Court, London by OMA with Allies and Morrison
Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge by Stanton Williams (pic 3)

See more about the shortlist here.

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