Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Olympic Logo: useless tossers

You'll have seen the new Olympic logo. I know it's easy to jump to conclusions but seriously - it's utter garbage isn't it? It really is terrible. I know these things sometimes grow on you, but... no. I know old fogies always say 'it cost £400K to put that piece of crap together? I could do better' but - you've got to admit, that's exactly what you think isn't it?

Some people say it looks like a deconstructed swastika. Others say it looks like Lisa Simpson giving head. Sorry you probably didn't want to read that, now you won't be able to see it any other way.

Here are some alternatives proposed to BBC news by ordinary people. 1 and 6 are definitely better than the professional version, while 5, 7 and 10 have got the germ of a good idea.

How are design contracts like this awarded and monitored? There is so much talent in this country, how come a load of useless tossers get a contract like this? They know someone? They went to the right school? They are masters of Powerpoint? What? And can we put a stop to it?

ETA the useless tossers are apparently a design house called wolff-olins. That's a link to their ridiculous and baffling corporate web site.

ETA and more logos from the public #3 and #11 may just possibly have satirical intent, while #7 is great I think, though it's not really a logo.
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