Monday saw the much anticipated reveal of the most significant identity to launch in Britain since that of the Millennium Experience in 1999; the logo for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Earlier this month, Team Clearleft headed up to London for a day of design related exhibitions: Bauhaus: Art as Life at the Barbican and (after a ride across the city on a ‘Boris Bike’) British Design 1948-2012 and Heatherwick Studio: Designing the Extraordinary at the V&A.
The last two weeks have been amazing. I tried my best to sample as much of the Olympic fever as I could, but with so much going on, the spectacle was overwhelming. So much to see, so little time to see it.
Olympics happen once every four years. Most are unlikely to ever experience them in their own country. I get shivers whenever I see banners with the Olympic Rings on them. This is once in a lifetime event, and I intend to make the very most of it.
There is often talk of there being no landmark design on the web, but I suggest it won’t be long before BBC News is considered one of the greatest design icons online today.