Paraphernalia for the biggest international sporting event in the world can often be considered contrived and tacky, yet industrial design students from the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) have banded together to create alternative Olympic souvenirs anyone would want to get their hands on. Stylish and clever, they pay tribute to the games in a way that will delight and surprise people.
These alternative Olympic souvenirs include matchsticks resembling various Olympic torches by Cyrille Verdon, a sparkler in the shape of the five Olympic rings by Clara Dalbéra and a pop-up book featuring athletes in motion by Paul Tubiana. In total, seven were created but only two were chosen to be manufactured and sold in the Olympic Museum gift shop, which is located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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