• Zurich 2012
    is a student project about fictionary Olympic Games

  • Logotype design for the Olympic Games of Zurich


    Swiss Characteristics
    Tradition in geometrical design
    No gradients
    Vacant space

    A classic trademark based on neutrality and dynamics that needs to show
    the unity of people without any discriminations
  • Logotype drafts
  • Final logotype
  • Logo lettering
  • logo grid
  • Documentation of the logotype

    The logo designed for the Olympic Games of Zurich shows in a substract way four people (four pairs of legs) that all come together, despite the fact that each one looks in a different direction (North, South, West, East) unifiyng all the people

    The points where the legs unite ive out a different colour that symbolizes unity and reconciliation which is common to all.

    The name of the city has been written in Helvetica typeface which is the basic Swiss typeface along to being completely neutral. There has been lettering in order to provide balance between them. There is alignment at the centre and the size of the numbers is slightly bigger than the one of the city name. The space between the numbers serves the need for readability and recognition.
  • positive/ negative
  • Chromatic Coding

    For human psychology the red colout is related to bravery, intergity, joy, good luck, intensivity and energy, as well as emotions like passion, love and sacrifice.
    Red has the bigger impact as a colour due to its intensity, passion and the inner psychological response. It is the colour of celebration, clarity and integrity.
    Last but not least, red is the most emotional colout of all. It stimulates the heart beats and the frequency of breathing.

    Blue expresses confidence, stability, calmness and faith. Certain experiment proved that blue can affect people in a good way leading them to a peaceful psychological state. It is related to certainty and security.
    Blue is the colour of the sky and the sea. Lastly, it causes the opposite reactions of red.

    Petrol stands for stability and balance. It expresses faith and power, grandiosity and strenght. It is used to bring out items of high value, given the fact that is realted to wealth
  • Patterns
  • Posters
  • Needs

    Readable and express an easily understood message.
    Innovate and to rouse the interest.
    Designed in a generous scale and to be effective with the fewer graphic means possible.
    Designed with big forms in order to be effective even in  great distances.
    Easily recalled from the viewers, establishing a new connction between them and the product.
  • Applications
  • Application on truck
  • T shirts
  • Logo manual
  • Thanks for Watching
  • Design and presentation:    George Strouzas

    ΑΚΤΟ art & design
    Subject class / Visual communication
    Bachelor of Arts degree
    February 2010