Guo Chunning

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Guo.
Guo Chunning
Simplified Chinese 郭春宁
Traditional Chinese 郭春寧

Guo Chunning (1958–) is a Chinese graphic designer and the vice president of the Beijing Armstrong International Corporate Identity (AICI). He is internationally known for designing Dancing Beijing, the official emblem of the 2008 Summer Olympics, held in Beijing in the People's Republic of China.[1]


Guo was born in 1958 in the city of Shenyang in Liaoning province in Northeast China. Since 1975, he studied art design at Tianjin Arts and Crafts School (天津工艺美术学校). In 1980, he was accepted to study commercial art at Decoration Department of Central Academy of Arts and Crafts (中央工艺美术学院) which is now Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University. Upon his graduation from the school in 1984, Guo worked at advertisement department of China Daily until 1988 to establish Beijing Shichuang International Design Co., Ltd (北京始创国际企划有限公司)[2][3] In 2002, his logo design based on Chinese seal was selected among the 1,985 entires contributed by about 1300 designers from China and overseas.[4]

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  1. ^ "'Dancing Beijing'". China Daily. 2003-08-08. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  2. ^ Liaoxiang (2008-06-27). "Interviews with Guo Chunning – Designer of Insignia for 2008 Beijing Olympic Games". Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  3. ^ "Guo Chunning Profile (郭春宁简介)" (in Chinese). SINA Corporation. Retrieved 2008-07-11. 
  4. ^ Luo Nanping (2008-07-07). "Story behind Olympic dancing man's seal of approval". China Daily. Retrieved 2008-07-11.