Thursday, 28 July 2011

Olympic Gold

The London 2012 Olympic medals were unveiled in Trafalgar Square on Wednesday evening as part of the hullabaloo marking the one-year countdown. Bored though I am with all the coverage on London TV News, I do take an interest in some design features. Here is David Watkins' design for the Olympic Gold Medal 2012, featuring Nike on the obverse (not the overpriced shoes, but the Winged Goddess of Victory) and the River Thames on the reverse. It's the biggest gold medal in the history of the games, measuring 85 milli thingies across - over 3ΒΌ inches - and weighing 400 grams. Nike is a big-breasted copy of the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 medals, but winners won't worry about this uninspired design. Click the title link to compare previous medals.


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