Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Vancouver 2010

73 days to go...

The Vancouver Olympic Games will be the first Olympics to award every winner with a completely unique medal. Inspired by the Canadian landscape as well as the individual dreams and stories of the individual athletes each medal is carved out of 2 large artworks. One artwork represents the Orca (Olympics) where the other symbolises the Raven (Paralympics). Local Canadian artist and designer, Corrine Hunt, envisions the Orca as a strong, social creature, that closely resembles the embodiment of the Olympic movement. The Raven is a spiritual creature to the Tlingit (Indigenous People of Northwestern America) culture. A creature that resembles all things.



The Vancouver 2010 Medals are some of the heaviest Olympic medals ever, weighing in at 500 - 576 grams. They are each 10 centimeters in diameter and have all been fabricated in a 30 step process. I wouldn't mind having one of those on my mantelpiece...

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