This Friday (7th February) marks the opening ceremony of the 22nd Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

I rather like this Sochi 2014 poster, featuring a diamond patchwork pattern in blue tones. The design nods to both its host nation and winter sports, and the colours remind me of Chagall’s stained glass.

sochi2014

I found an article highlighting poster design from each of the Winter Games, beginning in Chamonix in 1924. From the article, I have selected some of the more interesting designs, including St Moritz, Lillehammer, and Nagano.

The full article and all of the posters can be found here

Chamonix 1924

Chamonix 1924

St Moritz 1948

St Moritz 1948

Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956

Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956

Innsbruck 1964

Innsbruck 1964

Grenoble 1968

Grenoble 1968

Innsbruck 1976

Innsbruck 1976

Calgary 1988

Calgary 1988

Lillehammer 1994

Lillehammer 1994

Nagano 1998

Nagano 1998

Torino 2006

Torino 2006

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