If you've never paid attention to the actual torch before when you're watching the opening of the Olympics, you will now once you see the London 2012 Olympic Torch.
Designers BarberOsgerby have unveiled the prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch ahead of schedule and, boy, does it look good. The item is made from gold aluminum alloy that's been manipulated into a triangular shape. The inspiration behind the form is "the identification of multiples of three that are found across the vision and delivery of the Olympic Games," according to London 2012. The perforated body has 8000 holes which represent the 8000 torch-bearers who will participate in the tradition of the Olympic relay.
This is probably the most stylish torch I'll ever see. Hopefully none of the runners actually try to run off with it.
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