Olympigraphics


In the spirit of the Olympic games, which I have not been watching because we don’t have TV here, I present to you Gustavo Sousa’s oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica, a series of infographics that utilize the Olympic logo in order to highlight mild to extreme statistical differences between the participating nations.

As Sousa remarks in an interview with Jordan Kushins of Fast Company’s Co.Design,

The rings represent healthy competition and union, but we know the world isn’t perfect. Maybe understanding the differences is the first step to try to make things more equal. [...] I was reading about the logo one day and realized the colors represented the five continents, [...] It’s beautiful and elegant, and I thought I could make something out of that.”

The graphics will be on display in East London, via live projection, throughout the games.

In case you couldn’t guess, Oceania = blue, Europe = black, Americas = red, Africa = yellow, and Asia = green.

(oceaniaeuropeamericaasiaafrica via Fast Company | Co.Design)