Moving past the stunning visuals and artistic presentations Canadians have already proven to showcase for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic games one cannot help to be taken aback with the detail of the other pieces of design Olympians, their families and spectators will interact while within our country.
My three part blog is based on the brilliant design that not only made our games memorable but highlighted the artistry and imagination that spanning the borders of this nation!
Olympic Torch Design:
First things first. Without a flame it would have been impossible to ignite the passion and persistence that is the games. But, when you are a country such as Canada, diverse in geography, variant in weather and stretched out as far as the eye to see there are some challenges to overcome in building a torch. First challenge: Make it work in the aforementioned elements all across the country. Second challenge: Make it look good.
Here is a video discussing just that with an in-depth look at their functional and aesthetic pleasing solutions.