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The Evolution of Olympic Torch

Today, the 2010 winter torch relay just passed my city. It is the first time that I have a close look of the torch. It looks more elegant than I thought and just raised my interest of the past torch designs. Back to 1936, torch is only a functional torch, doesn’t have a lot designing element.

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

However, in the modern, Olympic Games have become as much as a global contest among designer and architects as among athletes. Each Olympics is expected to product a logo, a signature building and a characteristic torch that symbolizes local tradition and national character. That is the reason we saw more and more bizarre/creative/modern torch designs those days. They are not only changed in appearance but technology as well, such as the torch can burn underwater.

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

During those designs… My favorite two are Beijing and Sydney. Give them a close-up… :)

The Evolution of Olympic Torch

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  1. webnathy says:

    The last one look like weed! Not so proud about beeing Canadian :-S

  2. urb says:

    Its like from medieval stick to dildo fantasy

  3. Design Ideas says:

    Thanks for history giving

  4. Victor G. says:

    HEY! the olympic torch relay was held yesterday in Oakville, Canada, and I got to hold it…and I must say, like Sanka from “Cool Runnings”, I was feeling very olympic that day

  5. wien says:

    nice post, thanks

  6. Catrice Linen says:

    I found this blog once, then lost it. Took me forever to come back and find it. I thought I missed something here the last time I read half of it so just wanted to come back and finish it. Nice blog by the way.

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