Helping to brand everbody’s favourite Olympic Velo-pringle, Crystal Computer Graphics created a three-minute Kraftwerk-cum-Tron video to go along with the Chemical Brothers’ venue-specific chewn.
Remember all those graphics zooming across the spectators during the opening ceremony? Well Crystal was also heavily involved in those, not to mention this weekend’s closing ceremony and Paralympics ones coming in [...]
A year ago, when AECOM won the bid to master plan the main site of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the proposed development plot was just a disused Formula 1 race circuit. Today, with three years to go until the finishing deadline it’s, well… it’s still covered with an old F1 track.
Olympic park 2014
When London dignitaries and sportspeople mounted the podium in Singapore in July 2005 to make their final presentation to
the International Olympic Committee, it looked unlikely that we’d be celebrating London 2012 – the city’s bid was considered to be a distant second or third behind Paris and Madrid.
London’s surprising win that morning was [...]
It’s been 110 years in the making for the facade at the Whitechapel Gallery in London to be completed. Finally, with the help of British artist Rachel Whiteread, the Gallery has decorated the recessed plaque between the two terracotta towers on Whitechapel High Street with golden leaves cast in bronze. The original Charles Harrison Townsend [...]
Image: Cate St. Hill
Here is a picture of Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron chilling on their champagne-bottle-stop cork stools beneath their lily-pad disk of water.
Next month, Blueprint’s 2012 Olympcs issue will be spearheaded by Herzog and de Meuron’s Serpentine Pavilion with artist, friend and collaborator on the Beijing Olympics Bird’s Nest [...]
‘When you design a boat you normally know what materials you are going to be building out of – we obviously didn’t,’ says boat designer Simon Rogers, surprisingly exuberantly as he starts to describe The Boat Project. Part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad – a festival of arts linked to and culminating at the same [...]
We’re still ambivalent about the Olympics logo redesign. Certainly dynamic but quite how effective it will be in a variety of sites – from street to mobile phone – is questionable. We were more struck however by how much the promotional film reminded us of Queen’s It’s A Kind of Magic. A dirty grey world, [...]