This Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo isn’t official, but we wish it was
Simplicity is best.
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Big global events are good opportunities for artists to demonstrate their creativity.
One artist, Daren Newman, came up with an idea for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
— Daren Newman (@DarenNewman) June 19, 2019
Many ideas, one design
It’s a simple design, but it works wonderfully well.
It incorporates the existing Olympics logo with the inter-locking rings.
The rings extend to form a stylised “2020” — the year in which the Tokyo hosts the Games.
And the “0” at the right, which looks like a red disc, invokes the Japanese flag’s “rising sun” design.
So, at a glance, you can instantly tell what the logo represents.
Other Twitter users agreed, praising the artist’s creativity:
Simplicity and gets the whole point across. 😍
— Elly with an ie (@translewdscent) June 26, 2019
The year AND the country's flag incorporated into the rings??? True power.
— Maya (@mmmayawolfy) June 26, 2019
Though one guy pointed out that there might be some legal issues with altering the original design:
The reason this would never be used is because it's against the rules to manipulate or alter the olympic rings, so it should be separate from the emblem design.
— MARTYR A TÔA (@martyratoa) June 26, 2019
The official logo designs for the Summer Games and the Paralympic Games look like this — which have been finalised:
They were designed by artist Asao Tokolo, with the checkered pattern and indigo hue meant to bring out the “refined elegance and sophistication” of Japanese culture.
Top image from Daren Newman and Japan Rail Pass.