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Today marks the opening of the 2012 London Olympics, and I don’t know about you, but I have Olympic fever. Feeding my obsession? This collection of vintage Olympic posters. Personally, I am charmed by this lady fencer in the Paris 1900 poster, but if I had to pick a favorite, I’d go with this dizzying example from the 1968 Mexico Olympics.

1968 Olympics Mexico Poster

Designed by artist Lance Wyman, this poster marries traditional Aztec design with  go-go ’60′s pop art. How about you? Do you have a favorite Olympic logo? Will you be watching the Opening Ceremonies tonight? I’ll be on the couch, popcorn in hand, waiting for that torch to enter the arena.

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4 Responses

  1. Carissa says:

    I like the 1952 OSLO poster best.

  2. Shannon says:

    The simplicity of the Cortina D'ampezzo 1956 poster is what I like.

  3. Linda says:

    The Mexico poster is too busy for me.

  4. yniclada says:

    !Epic.-

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