Los Angeles 1984 is an in-depth research of the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics as a spectacle of (then) epic proportions. Informing my project are the design protocols for “The Look,” the official color scheme and architectural standards for all temporary structures and decorations surrounding the Olympics. That summer, magenta, aqua and chrome yellow “urban confetti” exploded all over Los Angeles. In a series of drawings, collages and altered photographs, I follow these protocols to their apogee.
WorksIt was recognized only so much could be achieved by design, 2009
Gloating comes instinctively, 2009-10
TIME magazine's Man of the Year, 1984, 2009
Let's have all the fucking flags of the world unfurl at one great moment, 2009
Medal ranking was invented by the media, 2009
The Lost Angeles Olympics, 1984: Athletics, 2009