Seoul 1988: Sports Pictograms

Designer: Bu Yong Hwang & SLOOC Design Department


In the spring of 1987, 30 designs for the new sports pictograms were finished: 23 for the official sports, one each for marathon and water polo, four for the demonstration competitions (baseball, taekwondo, badminton and bowling) and one for the Torch Relay. In May 1987, the Organising Committee approved the new pictograms after they had been put through their paces. It was important to those responsible that the human figure drawn was not only simple and clear, but also as similar as possible to the “real” human body.


Sport Pictograms

ARCHERY

ATHLETICS

BASKETBALL

BOXING

CANOEING


CYCLING

EQUESTRIAN

FENCING

FOOTBALL

GYMNASTICS


HANDBALL

HOCKEY

JUDO

MODERN PENTATHLON

ROWING


SHOOTING

SWIMMING

TABLE TENNIS

TENNIS

VOLLEYBALL


WATER POLO

WEIGHTLIFTING

WRESTLING

YACHTING



Demonstration Sports

BASEBALL

TAEKWONDO

BADMINTON

BOWLING

MARATHON