Five A’s logo and supporting graphics – used in Atlanta’s successful bid for the 1996 Olympic games

Five A’s logo and supporting graphics

Alabama graphic designers make a lasting imprint (no pun intended), both nationally and internationally. Case in point is Auburn University graduate and graphic designer Brad Copeland, who created Atlanta’s well known “5-A’s” logo for its bid for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Copeland went on to create many more Olympic images as the International Olympic Committee’s official advisor on the “Look of the Games.” Graphic designs make enduring impressions and the Olympic logos throughout the years appeal to both the young and old. Reaching a wide audience – and leaving a lasting mark as the Olympic logos do – is a hallmark of graphic design at its best.

Photo Credit: Brad Copeland/ Copeland Hirther