Paris 1924 – Sports Illustrations

Designer: unknown


After Stockholm 1912 another set of sport illustrations was launched. Although these were still very complex, illustrative figures, they already fulfilled important characteristics of modern pictograms: they could be understood internationally without the use of language (non-verbal) except for modern pentathlon. The exact motivation for the design of these sports illustrations is difficult to reconstruct. It could have been a purely decorative intention or the fact that these pictograms had to be understood by everyone with different language skills. They were used only on the sports regulations and not, as today, for many purposes. However, 40 years had to pass by before these modern non-verbal signs were fully used with the beginning of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.


ART COMPETITION

ATHLETICS

BOXING

CYCLING

SWIMMING



EQUESTRIAN-DRESSAGE

EQUESTRIAN-JUMPING

FENCING

FOOTBALL

GYMNASTICS



MODERN PENTATHLON

POLO

ROWING

RUGBY

SAILING



SHOOTING 1

SHOOTING 2

LAWN TENNIS

WEIGHTLIFTING

WRESTLING