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Lance Wyman, Olympic postage stamps for Mexico ‘68.

The radiating and colorful lines that extend from the Pyramid of the Sun in Teotihuacan, at top, and which surround the stadium at the University City of UNAM in Mexico City, below it, provide more than a graphic connection between these two sites. They also refer to the connection established between the pre-Hispanic site and the modernist building between October 11 and October 12, 1968 as part of the events that surrounded the Mexico '68 Olympics. The night of October 11, the Olympic torch was spectacularly received in Teotihuacan after traveling through many parts of Europe and Mexico. The following day, the torch reached the UNAM stadium and was greeted in the midst of a ceremony that commemorated the inauguration of the Olympics. In Alberto Isaac's Olimpíada en México, the torch’s journey is captured beautifully in film. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M00Kgo-mcE

Villa Cultural, (Villa Coapa) durante la construcción, Villa Olímpica Narciso Mendoza, Anillo Periferico at the Glorieta de Vaqueritos, Tlalpan, Mexico DF 1968

Arqs. Héctor Velázquez, Manuel González Rul, Agustín Hernández, Ramón Torres Martínez y Carlos Ortega

Cultural Village (Coapa Village) during construction,Tlalpan, Mexico City 1968

Vista de la entrada principal, Palacio de los Deportes, Ciudad Deportiva, Magdalena Mixhuca, México DF, 1966

Logotipo tridimensional de México 68 diseñada por Lance Wyman, Eduardo Terrazas y Pedro Ramirez Vazquez

Arqs. Félix Candela, Enrique Castañeda Tamborrel, y Antonio Peyri

View of the main entrance, Palace of Sports, Sports City, Mexico City 1966

‘Mexico 68′ three dimensional logo designed by Lance Wyman, Eduardo Terrazas and Pedro Ramirez Vazquez

“Unidad Habitacional Villa Olímpica Libertador Miguel Hidalgo” (Villa Olímpica) y Escultura del estadounidense Todd Williams para la Ruta de la Amistad (Estación N º 9 ), av. Insurgentes Sur, Tlalpan,  México DF 1968

Arqs. Héctor Velázquez, Manuel González Rul, Agustín Hernández, Ramón Torres Martínez y Carlos Ortega

Olympic Village and sculpture by US artists Todd Williams for the Route of Friendship (Station No. 9), Tlalpan, Mexico City 1968

Iluminación diseñado para promover los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano 1968 en la Ciudad de México en la fachada de la calle del edificio del Banco Internacionall, Paseo de la Reforma 153, Col. Juárez, México, DF 1964. 

Arqs. Alberto Velasco y Javier García Lascurain

Lighting designed to promote the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City on the street facade of the Banco Internacional building on the Paseo de la Reforma,