Wednesday, June 06, 2007

No Logo

If, like me you think the Olympic Logo is worth slightly less than the £400 000 the design company was paid (I can't even read it and since when has pink been our National Colour?)

Mrs. Chalk got her class to design logos a few weeks back and some were really good. One in particular stood out for reasons I could not pin down until I realised that it was unfortunately based around the digits '2 0 0 1 2'

I would give absolutely anything to have this as our Olympic Games Symbol.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't that show the current thinking: image before substance?

Only it's rubbish. They can't even design a decent logo.

And no doubt (to misquote you, Frank), it's our money they're wasting.

Vasey said...

They used to colour in the bits of the world ruled by the British Empire pink on maps.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else commented that it looks like a man (left) receiving oral sex from a woman (right)? I don't live in the UK but an Aussie pointed this out and I have to say that I think he's correct.

jerym said...

Can anyone tell me how it can cost £400,000 to design a logo.This is a genuine question.

Anonymous said...

If ever there was scope for a Blue Peter competition you would have thought that "Design a logo for the 2012 Olympics" would be it.

If one of the "Apprentice" candidates had come up with a pink swastika in a losing team Sir Alan would be looking for ways to fire them twice!

Anonymous said...

"that it was unfortunately based around the digits '2 0 0 1 2'"
Makes sense. The building work should be finished by then.

lilyofthefield said...

jerym, when our (crappy state comp) school became part of a "federation", or Unholy Alliance as we like to call it, not only was all the old stationery, thousands of pounds' worth, chucked; the school then paid £28000 for a new logo, a doodle of such childish unsophistication that it makes the Olympic one look urbane, witty and sharp.

Anonymous said...

Shame that all GCSE Art students were not given the opportunity to design the logo. A couple of dozen could have been selected for a phone in TV voting contest that could then have been donated to a sports charity. I would have thought that would be at minimal cost, anyone interested could vote and money raised used for a useful purpose. Only trouble is no one would have trousered £400,000. Silly me now I can see why they didn't do my idea.