Thinking Back to the 1984 Summer Olympics: The Glory and the Magenta | Settler’s Landing | Fast Company

Thinking Back to the 1984 Summer Olympics: The Glory and the Magenta | Settler’s Landing | Fast Company.


Olympics

Being a designer in Southern California is like doing comedy; it’s much harder than it looks. The 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles was a perfect example of this. I remember the spring before the Olympics. Everyone planned to leave town. “It will be like Armageddon,” people said. “The freeways will be jammed. People will be stranded on the 405 for days.”

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