Olymperial
September 3, 2004 6:56 PM   Subscribe

A century's worth of Olympics posters Awesome Flash-based site with over 1800 posters, official and not, from every Olympic Games, 1896-present (and even one for 2006). The retro-licious posters from the 1980 Summer Games in Moscow are particularly nice and definitely worth checking out. Also neat: posters from Games that never happened due to WWII. Great resource for looking at poster design through the years.
posted by Asparagirl (9 comments total)

 
Thanks. The 1980's are brilliant. The artform is dead or dying.
posted by ColdChef at 7:28 PM on September 3, 2004


Great posters. Crappy interface.
posted by gimonca at 7:28 PM on September 3, 2004


Flashterbation at its worst.
posted by reklaw at 7:36 PM on September 3, 2004


Check out 1972. Wacky. The posters look like something out of "Highlights for Kids" and I mean that in a good way.
posted by ColdChef at 7:51 PM on September 3, 2004


Interesting that the 1900 poster features a female fencer, even though the info says that women didn't enter the fencing events until 1924.

I like the 1912 and 1920 naked-guy posters with the terribly awkward treatments for covering his wee-wee. Especially 1912. It's so distracting - all you can think is, like, "doesn't that tickle"? and "how is that thing attached?".
posted by taz at 10:06 PM on September 3, 2004


Flashterbation at its worst.

You can say that again.

A shiny penny to the first person to find a non flash version...
posted by twine42 at 4:31 AM on September 4, 2004


2006?

Winter Olympics aren't proper Olympics. Sheesh.
posted by uncanny hengeman at 4:48 AM on September 4, 2004


The artform is dead or dying.
It is indeed. Although, there are still some places that consider poster design as art ..
This gallery explores polish posters, many of which are haunting, political and refreshingly new.

I love poster design, thanks for a great FPP Asparagirl.
posted by ruelle at 6:01 AM on September 4, 2004


Great stuff, Asparagirl! I love Olympic-related artwork/logature and this stuff is cool.
posted by WolfDaddy at 8:03 AM on September 4, 2004


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