Urban Velo

Chemical Brothers Velodrome

This is the video that is played in the venue before all the olympic track races. Inspired by Tron, the visuals are pretty sweet despite some 80′s heavy angular body types, and the track was created by the Chemical Brothers specifically for these events. LOCOG, the creators of the controversial London 2012 logo, worked with animation team Crystal CG to put this video together. What do you think, does this video get you hyped? It got me thinking someone needs to go all Astro-bowl with a velodrome, throw up some black lights and stage a visually amazing indoor track race. Red Bull, you listening?

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  1. Mad Jack McMadAugust 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I think the ’80s graphics are also somewhat of a Kraftwerk tribute (along with the song itself).

  2. JohnAugust 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I definitely agree with Mad Jack, this is a tribute to “Tour de France” and the Kraftwerk sound on general.

  3. MCMAugust 9, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Wolff Olins were the creators of the logo and brand. LOCOG is the committee.Y

  4. Pink RobeAugust 9, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    I was trying to place the homage, and yes, it is Kraftwerk all the way. Actually, it feels dated.

  5. gfAugust 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    Pumped for track… a little. I tend to pick apart things like this and focus on what is not quite right.

    What would have gotten me pumped for track? A bell every 5 laps. :)

  6. meligrosaAugust 11, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    thx for sharing this :)
    UNTIL i saw the logo with moving neon graphics, I realized it says 20 on top and 12 at the bottom. mmhmhm.. :)

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