Barcelona is associated with artists such as Picasso, Miró, Dalí, Gaudí and Tàpies. In creating the Barcelona 1992 logo a more creative and personal logo was envisaged. The free-form design represents a gymnastics routine and the colours reflect the standards of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain.
The motto of the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games was "Friends Forever".
Cobi was a popular mascot. He was a Catalan Sheepdog represented in cubist style inspired by the the interpretations of Picasso of a masterpiece from Velázquez, Las Meninas.