Logo Design

Lord of the Rings: The History of the Olympic Logo

Many of us have been rushing home for the past few days to turn on the TV and tune into the Olympics. As ice skaters pirouette under dramatic lights and bobsledders careen down twisted tunnels of ice, the whole world is watching. And though there are many types of events that occur during this historical and exciting time, one single image represents it all—the Olympic Rings. So what is the meaning behind this infamous symbol and why is it so important? The five interconnected circles were first designed in 1912 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern