• Transform magazine
  • May 21, 2018

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Olympic branding, examined

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Branding and design excellence have come to define the Olympic Games. Brands require consideration of a country’s culture, traditions and future at the Games, team and national levels, alike. Brittany Golob analyses branding...

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Peer perspectives: Beijing 2022

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Olympic brands are notoriously challenging to get right and they can fall victim to longstanding visual clichés. With the unveiling of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics emblem, Gregg Finlay examines the approach, the successes...

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K-pop-inspired Olympics

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When Discovery, owner of Eurosport, was commissioned to broadcast the next four Olympic Games, it committed to attracting a wider, younger audience to make more people interested in the Olympic Games by turning the broadcast...

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Sun, snow and sliding in Olympic team branding

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Unlike bobsledders who compete by sliding downhill, some brands have to face an uphill battle when it comes to brand recognition. They struggle to gain the attention of their target audiences, and once gained, to retain it....

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Russian brand banned from PyeongChang Olympics

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The Olympic flag is internationally recognisable. It stands for clear values and it represents millions of athletes. But occasionally, it represents individuals as well. And in that case, it takes the place of the national fl...

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Timeline: Winter Olympics

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In the Olympic Charter, the distinction for sports played during the Winter Games is that they must be “practised on snow or ice.” As the world prepares for the 2018 Winter Olympics to kick off in PyeongChang, South Korea, he...

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Ice, snow and celebration at Beijing 2022 emblem unveiling

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Olympic branding is often reliant on language and typeface design to convey a message. The upcoming Winter Games in PyeongChang reflect this as the city’s Olympic logo is a stylised rendering of two Korean characters. With th...

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London fields new athletics brand

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This summer London witnessed the success of the World Para Athletics Championship 2017. From 4 to 13 August, the eyes of all Londoners and the world will be again on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the venue of the World Athlet...

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Soft power dreams

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There is a strong relationship between international sporting events like the Olympics and nation brand value. How does the legacy of those events impact the value of a nation brand and the reputation of the host country or c...

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Beijing 2022 needs logo designer

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The hotly anticipated Rio 2016 Olympic Games commence today, 5 August. But already the Beijing Organising Committee has called for a budding graphic designer to create a logo for the Beijing 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter...

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