Olympic Nostalgia

Charm from 1976 Olympics

The 1976 Summer Olympics were a big deal in my childhood. On Sunday, I came across a cheap souvenir pendant from Montreal Olympiad and bought it on a whim. I loved this logo. It was designed by Georges Huel, and combines three symbolic elements — the Olympic rings, an oval track, and a cursive “M.” So whenever I think of the Olympics of my youth, I picture maple leaf festooned Speedos and this super example of minimalist ’70s design.