The five cities shortlisted to host the 2004 Olympic Games are Athens, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome and Stockholm. They were whittled down from an original line-up of 11, the eliminated bidders being Istanbul, Lille, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan, Seville and St Petersburg. The successful bid logos – all symbolic in some way – were created by Rafaella Barba-Anagnostakou for Athens, an in-house design team for Buenos Aires, Sampson Associates and Rose Dendy-Young Studios for Cape Town, design group SCS for Rome, and Gabor Palotay for Stockholm. The Swedes’ bid identity is based on Carl Milles’ sculpture Man and Pegasus. The winner will be chosen on 5 September.
We speak to exhibition designers to find out how they navigate the unique challenges of designing for a show that will occupy multiple venues.
A biomass fuel solution for farms, a unique hydrogen innovation and a service which cuts down on food waste are among the winners of Prince William’s environmental awards.
We speak with Christina Koehn about how a team of 2000 designers works effectively and the challenges of designing ubiquitous, mass market products for a wide range of users.
The VMLY&R design team talks us through the tournament identity and its “typeface without borders”, which was crafted with inclusivity in mind.