…is the creative director of London-based studio Hat-Trick Design. Its client roster includes the British Heart Foundation, Dyson, Capital Radio and Royal Mail, for which it created a four stamps to mark the start of the London 2012 Games. During the 2012 Olympics, Hat-Trick also worked on fun, self-initiated project Pictograms For the Olympic Feats of Everyday Life, which involved designing icons for ‘sports’ such as throwing a spanner in the works, jumping to conclusions, and riding off into the sunset.
The 1964 Summer Olympics
As mentioned by Howat, the 1964 Summer Olympic Games, held in Tokyo, were not without drama. Japan was originally set to host the 1940 Games but the honour was passed to Helsinki after Japan invaded China, before ultimately being cancelled at the beginning of World War II. The Games marked a lot of firsts, not only was 1964 the first time the Olympics had been held in Asia, but it was the first time the event was internationally broadcast via satellite - and also the first time South Africa was barred from competing because of apartheid. One of the most unexpected triumphs came from Brit Ann Packer, who won the gold medal for the 800m, despite having never run the distance at international level before.