Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Emblems(tokyo2020.jp)

7 years ago from James Greig, Creative Director at Greig

  • Alex TapperAlex Tapper, 7 years ago

    Best Olympics design language I've seen in a while. One thing did stand out...

    The shape of the circle represents an inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other. The red of the circle represents the power of every beating heart.

    ...and, you know, the Rising Sun.

    The Rising Sun aka Japan's Flag

    4 points
    • Aaron CalzadoAaron Calzado, 7 years ago

      They totally forgot to mention that.

      0 points
      • ChrisArchitec t, 7 years ago (edited 7 years ago )

        also, seems to be a bit of a hark back to Tokyo '64 Tokyo 1943

        And there's Sapporo just for reference/comparison

        Sapporo 1972

        0 points
    • Sacha GreifSacha Greif, 7 years ago

      Maybe they didn't want it to seem too nationalistic? The "rising sun" symbol still has some pretty bad associations linked to it in China and Korea.

      1 point