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Tonight’s opening ceremony for the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, masterminded by City of God director Fernando Meirelles, will mark the start of South America’s first Games and the world’s eyes will certainly be watching.

The creative industries have been quick off the blocks with projects that celebrate the excitement and spirit of the Games, inspired by everything from the athletes’ gruelling training to the iconic Olympic rings. So far we’ve seen Againstallodds’ trailer for the BBC coverage and Counter Editions’ official Team GB prints by the likes of Tracey Emin and David Shrigley. Here’s some more we’ve enjoyed.

This beautifully executed short animation follows five athletes gracefully running, jumping and throwing, seamlessly morphing from one sport to the next and fluidly interacting with the Olympic rings. The trio has also published a mesmerising collection of tests as gifs, showing how the piece came together.

August 5th, 2016|

Euro 2016: A round-up of the best projects we’ve seen

Tomorrow, at 8pm local time in St Denis, France will kick off against Romania in the first game of Euro 2016. What follows is a month of football where the leading teams in Europe will compete to be crowned champions of the continent. We have been inundated with projects that relate to the tournament from player-based illustrations to footie fashion and even a wall chart thrown in. Here we’ve gathered together some of the work that scored big with us.

A special edition of the Green Soccer Journal has been produced for the tournament. “After the events of the past year and a half, the 2016 European Championship in France is set to be the most poignant and emotionally charged major tournament in a generation,” says editor Josh Wilson. “With the help of illustrator Osvaldo Casanova, we have selected and captured one enduring image from each of the fourteen tournaments that stands out for its brilliance, its importance, its audacity, or a combination of all three.”

The publication will be produced in a special run of 500 copies and the website will be updated throughout the tournament with the content from the magazine.

 

August 5th, 2016|