I can’t think of a more distinctly global affair than the Olympic games. The graphic designers creating each Olympic logo have quite the difficult task at hand: how do you make internationally legible symbols to represent the Olympics? This has been an ongoing challenge, and it can be an interesting one to observe throughout history. The picture above is from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico. Scroll down for more universally recognized Olympic logos from past to present.
Images via SmithsonianMag.com.