min wang: beijing olympic games 2008
min wang: beijing olympic games 2008 min wang: beijing olympic games 2008
jun 23, 2008

min wang: beijing olympic games 2008

with such a massive global audience guaranteed the job of communicating the beijing olympic games 2008 is no small task. one of the people taking responsibility for this is min wang, design director for the beijing olympic games. wang and his team have been the creative force behind everything from street banners to the olympic medals. designboom recently spoke to him about his role:

this is a ‘weiji’ moment in china’s design field. ‘wei’ means crisis, ‘ji’ means opportunity.
from crisis, opportunity arrives. in less than ten years, china has quickly added more than a thousand design
schools and programs that enroll hundred of thousands students at university and college level. how to teach
design in china, how to learn but not to copy the west, and how to find design expression in eastern aesthetics
sense and sensibility, these become big questions. I came back to china intending to face, ask and answer
these questions.‘ MW

see the designboom article:

min wang

    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    493,017 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample