Ticket Design for Paralympic Games of 2008 Announced

June 19th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by admin  

BEIJING - The ticket design for the Paralympic Games of 2008 was unveiled at a news conference here in Beijing.

Principal features include: the Paralympic emblem; the Paralympic sports pictograms; the cloud of promise pattern and the Paralympic mascot. Colors have been carefully blended to harmonize with the design of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games tickets. The special look and image design full of the Paralympic Games flavor is intended to reflect the principle of “Two Games, Equal Splendour.”

Officials from the BOCOG Ticketing Centre presented the samples of the Paralympic tickets. Tickets for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies feature the image of Fu Niu Lele as the standout visual, complemented by core graphics with lively style and vibrant colors. Blue and yellow, festive and distinctive of the Paralympic Games’ look are the theme colors of the tickets.

Tickets for competition events have two kinds and both are designed in landscape layout.

Pictograms of the Paralympic sport is the main graphic image, contrasting against the vibrant color in the background. The combination of sports pictograms and the Paralympic mascot make the ticket an ideal collectible of a sport event.

The Paralympic features of the Paralympic thermal tickets are well illustrated by the core graphics, mascot, Paralympic pictograms and colour system. Each part of the ticket is of distinctive colors in order to highlight different messages. The blue and yellow color tone distinguishes the Paralympic features from that of Olympic Games.

Braille is available on some of the Beijing Paralympic tickets to offer access to information for people with visual impairment. Tickets with Braille are for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, goal ball and Paralympic judo. The Braille in both Chinese and English on the tickets are the concepts of the Paralympic Games - “Transcendence, Integration, Equality”.

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