Stockholm 1912 – Sports Illustrations

Designer: unknown


The non-verbal signs are already harbingers of today’s pictograms. They contain a very specific message and illustrate the various sports of the Games as well as other events such as the Opening Ceremony, the art competitions, the award ceremony, etc. The illustrations are framed by ornamentation in the typical Art Nouveau style. It decorates the perspective illustration with a dotted frame. Some features of a modern pictogram are already included in these illustrations. Although these are still very complex, they do not need any accompanying text to be understood worldwide. The repeated element is the filigree border which gives uniformity to the whole set. These decorative sports illustrations were published in the official report of the Games, they did not have another use.


ATHLETICS, SHOT PUT

FOOTBALL

ATHLETICS, MARATHON

TUG-OF-WAR

CYCLING



FENCING

GYMNASTICS

EQUESTRIAN SPORTS

TENNIS

SHOOTING



SWIMMING

WRESTLING

SAILING

ROWING

BASEBALL



MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

OPENING CEREMONY

OFFICIAL FESTIVITIES

MEDAL CEREMONIES

ART COMPETITION