Another Olympic doodle: #OlympicPeace

A couple weeks ago, this tweet from the IOC (@Olympics) came across my Twitter feed.

Beyond being moved by the message, I was vaguely aware that the form of the dove would nestle nicely into the cityscape of Victoria. And voila…#OlympicPeace!

#Olympicpeace by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity Rio de Janeiro IOC International Olympic Committee Rio 2016 summer Olympic Games 2016

You can create your own Olympic peace dove at …or just get on your bike and GPS doodle one!


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About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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5 Responses to Another Olympic doodle: #OlympicPeace

  1. hmunro says:

    BRAVO. May peace one day indeed prevail.

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  2. afarawayhome says:

    These are so cool. I have so many questions! How long does each one take to plan? Do you think of certain streets as being good for certain shapes? Like, when you say you were “vaguely aware that the form of the dove would nestle nicely into the cityscape of Victoria”, how were you aware of that?

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    • Stephen says:

      Great questions. Answers coming your way tomorrow morning…

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    • Stephen says:

      With serious apologies for taking so long to get back here with answers…

      Planning a doodle takes me anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours (a lot less time than it used to take – it helps to have an intimate familiarity with the map).

      The shapes of streets certainly dictate what’s doodle-able. See my “What do you see?” page to get a sense of how I find my doodles in the map.

      WRT the dove…I knew from experience that there were certain streets in Victoria with the long, sweeping curves I’d need for the wings, and I had a pretty strong sense that the orientation of the streets would accommodate the angles of the wings, the tail feathers, etc. From doing so many doodles, I now have an intuitive sense of the “lay of the land” and can visualize if and how different doodle ideas will work.

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