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New Logo for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games


Noted Jul. 27, 2015 by Armin

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“The Buenos Aires 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games is the third edition of the Summer Youth Olympics, a major international sports in which culture and education are also of great importance, are due to be celebrated in the tradition of the Summer Olympic Games on 1-12 October 2018 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.” (Wikipedia)

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To reflect the diversity of Buenos Aires, the emblem is inspired by the city’s vibrant colours, eclectic culture, iconic architecture and the many neighbourhoods that make up the Argentinian capital.

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New Logo for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games
Logo detail.
New Logo for 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games
Comparison with first two Youth Olympic Games.
Explaining the logo. Very long and very far-stretched.

To stay in the Olympic spirit this Monday, we have the logo for the third Youth Olympic Games, which I'll admit I didn't even know was a thing. Since 2014 the logo has displayed a YOG DNA logo that stands for Youth Olympic Games Deoxyribonucleic Acid. At first I thought DNA was Youth Olympic Games in Swiss or something but no, it's just DNA. And it makes for a cumbersome graphic to have to use in lock-up with each edition's identity. The Singapore logo was okay, the Nanjing logo was abominable, and this one is somewhere in between. The concept is far-fetched but, hey, it's a concept, and the execution is relatively interesting and quite unexpected. It's youthful, that's for sure. With the right application this could be a decent identity. In the meantime it's a little too flower-power.

Thanks to Ignacio Guerineau for the tip.

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