July 31, 2011
Between the stadiums, Olympic villages and country uniforms, the Olympics has nearly as much designs as it has sporting events. As the details of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London start to become public, we will decide which designs deserve the Gold and which are struggling to stay in the race. The first Olympic post is about the Gold itself- the medals. Designed by David Watkins, the medals weigh 14 ounces, which makes them the heaviest in Olympic history. According to the press release about the medals “The core emblem is an architectural expression, a metaphor for the modern city, or … a geological metaphor as a tough crystalline growth which is deliberately jewel- like.” What do you think of the design?