Los Angeles 1932 – Emblem

Designer: Harry Muir Kurztworth


The basis of the Los Angeles 1932 Games emblem is the American flag, which is depicted in the form of a shield. The 13 white stars represent the 13 founding states of the USA. The six white stripes on a red ground correspond to those on the star banner. Above this shield lie the Olympic rings, which are interwoven with a laurel branch, the symbol of victory. Furthermore, the Olympic motto “Citius, Altius, Fortius” (faster, higher, stronger) can be seen on one band. Under this sign stands the typography, dominated by the edition of the Games, in this case “Xth Olympiad”. Below is the name of the host city, Los Angeles. Interestingly, the year of the Games, 1932, was not specified. The emblem was presented in different colours, shapes and typography.