This Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games logo isn’t official, but we wish it was

Simplicity is best.

Sulaiman Daud | July 1, 2019 @ 02:09 pm


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.

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:

Though one guy pointed out that there might be some legal issues with altering the original design:

Official design

The official logo designs for the Summer Games and the Paralympic Games look like this — which have been finalised:

Pic from Japan Rail Pass.

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.

About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve and his favourite person is Jürgen Klopp. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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