Leading with the disclaimer. The Games are worldwide. I am 6-1, which by the old adage that you’re as wide as you are tall, I am six, feet, one inches wide. The Olympics are greater than I can blog, certainly without help. I’ll reach out where I can, of course, but I can’t get to everything and shouldn’t be assumed otherwise. So please share your work, print and online, with me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jumping right into a bevy of preview covers and pages, crediting where possible.
Boston Globe, Preview cover and TV guide.
Luke Knox design; Martin Gee illustration.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Andrea Levy illustration, Emmet Smith design.
Andrea Zagata design
Time Magazine (one of five covers)
Tampa Bay Times
Jen Hiatt design, art by Ringling College of Art and Design student Chelsey Curtin
Detroit Free Press
Ryan Ford Design
Shared by Adam Sparks
Shared by Erik Knobl
The Gulf News
Douglas Okasaki design
Rich Boudet design
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Bob Timmons design.
Later tonight, a look at a multiple-version cover by the Los Angeles Times, web graphics from the New York Times, and a 529-cutout front from the Chicago Tribune