Start-up design production group Sixfootsix has been appointed by the International Olympic Committee to produce the opening sequence for this year’s Olympic Games in Athens. The titles are broadcast globally on the night of the opening ceremony on 13 August and will feature throughout the duration of the competition. Sixfootsix partnered with North One TV to win a pitch against 40 international production groups. The sequence uses a time line device to look back at more than 2000 years of Greek sporting history. It is estimated that 4bn people watched the opening of the 2000 games in Sydney.
The games company’s Labo kit features flat-pack cardboard sheets that can be transformed into pianos, motorbikes and fishing rods when combined with the Nintendo Switch console.
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The museum is set to open in September, and will include permanent galleries showcasing historical and current Scottish design and a temporary exhibition on the cultural impact of ocean liners.