New Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo draws mixed reaction, fails to excite

National Apr 26, 2016

New Tokyo 2020 Olympics logo draws mixed reaction, fails to excite

The official emblem picked by the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee received mixed reactions from art critics and the public. "It's simplistic and easy to understand. The use of just one color gives a strength and intensity to the logo," said art critic Takemi Kuresawa. He added ...

National Mar 26, 2016

New Olympic, Paralympic logos to be announced on April 25 at earliest

The logos for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics are scheduled to be announced as early as April 25, it was learned from various sources Friday. Four designs were short-listed in January by the organizing committee's Emblem Selection Committee. The process of investigating the designs ...

National Jan 7, 2016

Third round of screening underway for new 2020 Olympics logo

A third round of screening for the new 2020 Tokyo Olympics logo started Thursday, with a list of 64 candidates to be whittled down to three or four by Saturday. Twenty-one logo selection committee members will score both the designs and the potential use of ...

National Dec 1, 2015

More than 2,500 logo ideas submitted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizing Committee has received more than over 2,500 designs for a new logo, the selection panel's chairman said. Organizers began accepting new submissions Nov. 24, and by 5:30 p.m. Monday, 2,559 had been received. Seeking a broad spectrum of ideas, the ...

National Oct 3, 2015

City in Gunma dumps controversial designer's museum logo

The city of Ota, Gunma Prefecture, has ditched a public museum logo designed by Kenjiro Sano, whose work for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics was withdrawn amid a plagiarism controversy, Mayor Masayoshi Shimizu said Friday. Sano's design for the museum and library building, currently under construction ...