Warming up for the Beijing Winter Olympics
𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗕𝗲𝗶𝗷𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗪𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗢𝗹𝘆𝗺𝗽𝗶𝗰𝘀 official posters were unveiled this week for the warming-up to the Winter Olympics and Paralympics in #Beijing and neighboring Zhangjiakou and Yanqing cities in #Hebei province.
3 sets of official posters and 11 promotional posters were selected from about 1,600 submitted pieces.
The motto of the Beijing Winter Olympics is “𝗧𝗼𝗴𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲” (一起向未来). Bing Dwen Dwen (冰墩墩; “ice children”) is the official mascot for the Olympics while Shuey Rhon Rhon (雪容融; “snow tolerate melt”) is the official mascot for the Paralympics.
𝗕𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗗𝘄𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝘄𝗲𝗻 is a panda with a suit of ice, a heart of gold and a love of all things winter sports. 𝗦𝗵𝘂𝗲𝘆 𝗥𝗵𝗼𝗻 𝗥𝗵𝗼𝗻 is an anthropomorphic (humanlike) Chinese lantern. Lanterns represent harvest, celebration, warmth and light. The wishful shape at the top symbolizes auspicious happiness.
Bing Dwen Dwen was designed by Cao Xue, a chief designer at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, while Shuey Rhon Rhon was designed by Jiang Yufan, an undergraduate majoring in product design at the Jilin Art Institute of Design.
The Beijing Olympics will be held from February 4-20, 2022 while the Paralympics will take place from March 4-13, 2022.