The Olympic Games has a set of pictograms designed every four years to capture the spirit of its sports events in a clear manner to its international audience.
With the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Games, the organizing committee unveiled the new set of 70 pictograms, which were designed by Japanese designer Masaaki Hiromura.
The graphics were also animated by local motion designer Kota Iguchiare.
According to the designer, the designs took about two years to complete and they “embody the thoughtful input of the many people involved. I hope that these pictograms will inspire everyone and help generate excitement for the different sports at Tokyo 2020,” Hiromura said.
“I have tried to express the dynamic beauty of the athletes through these pictograms, while respecting the legacy bequeathed by the pioneers of the Japanese design industry in their designs for the Tokyo 1964 Games,” Hiromura added.
According to the official Olympics website, the tickets for the games will feature a “sports pictogram that corresponds to the specific discipline, a venue pictogram and the Tokyo 2020 games emblem, and is color-coded according to the venue and the city hosting the ticketed event.”