Thursday, July 10, 2008

Olympics Project

Today we were given a project to do which is due on Thursday. We have to create our own logo for the Olympics, but it can be very any city. Just realistically, you can't have the summer Olympics in a cold country and vise verse.

So I thought about some fun designs I could come up with. The first thing that popped into my head was Iceland or Denmark capital's for the Winter Olympics 2018. The theme of it all would be Norse-Viking. I drew out a few sketches on the back of my last semester art history paper. I'm going to throw a few sketches out on here and I'd like to hear some feedback from anyone if where I'm going is the right direction.I've also got a backup just in case I wasn't feeling the Viking theme and decided to pick Dublin, Ireland.

I got a fun idea with Celtic knots and the four leaf clover playing into it. On a side note my buddy got into a 5 car pile up on the 101 a few days ago. He just got this car a few months ago and now it's completely totaled and he's hurting pretty bad so I'm going to go with my fiancé to an Italian deli and pick him up some food to get him back into good spirits.

This may be my most creative one of the bunch. This one is Frigga and Freya, they are Norse Goddesses.

Frigga was the goddess of love, marriage, and destiny. She was the wife of the powerful Norse god Odin. A sky goddess, responsible for weaving the clouds (and therefore for sunshine and rain and the fertility of the crops), she was also responsible for weaving the fates, as well as a 'seer', one who knew the future though she could never change it.And Freya was a warrior goddess, a Valkyrie, and also the goddess of sensual love. Though this captivating goddess had numerous lovers, she was the wife of the mysterious Norse god Od. I choose these two because they could be the same person (Authors are pretty split on this, but they believe they are the same person). Their colors are red, green, black, white, and silver. Practically the colors of the Olympic Rings.

So with this one, I just played with the Norse characters. I see the possibilities with it, but I'm afraid it won't really translate well into other cultures. However, I do really think it's a unique look.

This is a Shield Knot that I integrated the Olympic rings into. This was all done with pen on paper so I don't expect it to be perfect, just a very rough idea. The Shield Knot symbolizes protection. And in this day in age, I believe we all need some protection.

This is a Triskel, this a three legged good luck symbol. Also integrating the Olympic rings.

These are the Dublin, Ireland ones. This one came to mind when I thought of rings.

This one I like a lot, but making the 8 and the B as a clover. I am not sure how well this one will translate or if people will get it.

And finally, this one is my dad's favorite. So we'll see what I can do with it.


trevor said...

Frigga and Freya sounds like a new show on Nickelodeon.

And I'm with your Pop.... I love the last one too.

- trevor.

Patrick Seery said...

lol it sounds like another "Hey look we are twins so let's make a TV series out of it" show.

I like the last one too, but I'm not sure how well it'll work with the Olympic Rings theme going with it. I may work with it anyway and see how it'll go.