Today was the day of the opening of the Olympic Winter Games 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea. These images from the television report moved me to shivers.
For the occasion, the two nations, North and South Korea, have put aside their animosity and decided to form a team, together, and to compete with the rest of the Olympic world.
Members of both teams, North and South Korea, holding their united flag, on which a map of the two nations as one, in blue on a white background.
How wonderful. It’s so simple.
As pure as the black typografie, the straight Helvetica bold characters, against the puffy white pillow. Simple and strong. Yin and yang.
I want it on a sweater!
+ On the back the number 1.
[ Incredible if you think of the crazycalypse we are living in, with false missile alarms in Hawaii, the panic… to mention just one of the events as a result of the stupefying powers that be. How come this event had the power to forget about it?
Made me look up Olympics 2018: Everything you need to know about the Pyeongchang Winter Games in South Korea on CNN ]
Then some heroic speeches were made.
Giving my sweater meaning.
PS: But! This is also happening, a glimpse behind the scenes.
US and South Korean Marines take part in a joint exercise in Pyeongchang, Gangwon, South Korea, Dec. 19, 2017 as part of the security measures surrounding the Winter Olympics.
Interesting how well the symbol on the South Korean flag says it all.
The state flag of South Korea was adopted in 1950 after the division of the country into the northern and the southern territory. This flag, called taegukki in Korean, has originated in the 19th century.
In the middle of the white rectangular background, there is a red-blue symbol of duality and harmony of opposites called yin and yang, where the red part is on top and the blue at the bottom.
In each corner of the flag, there is a one trigram (called Kwae) composed of three dashes, or a combination of whole and broken lines.
These four trigrams taken from Chinese philosophy are intended to represent the four elements – sky, fire, water, and earth.
The white background symbolizes purity, hope and peace.
Here’s what went wrong with the Hawaii false alarm
The Helvetica font originally designed by Max Miedinger, available through MyFonts.com. Universal style.
Today I am inspired by Austin Kleon. The writer of Steal Like An Artist. I usually hate copycats, but he showed me how there is no such thing as punishable copying as it is part of our DNA, that’s how we learn and become ourselves. No harm in that.
I love his work.
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Hence this long post, my train of thought.
What a day.