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New London 2012 logo unveiled


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I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. Not everything that is old is bad. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have mellowed and matured.

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  • My views might very well have changed in the 10 years since I wrote this post. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find pretty embarrassing today.
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London 2012

Please, somebody tell me that this is joke.

We have a country bursting with fantastic artists and graphical designers – with even more young talent, who could have been employed to widen the scope of the benefit of the Olympics. There are, of course, also people who couldn’t design their way out of a paper bag and struggle to recolour an existing logo without it looking crap at the top of a blog post.

But instead of employing either of those sets of people, we seem to have plumped for Fun House’s graphics people, having sent them on a fact-finding mission to China. I assume that this means that the Olympics are to be ‘wacky’, involve lots of messy gunge, and will be presided over by the inimitable Pat Sharpe.

There’s no other explanation.

Edit: Over on the PM Blog, Ian comments that it looks like somebody giving oral sex. It’s so true, and so reminiscent of this.

This 1,144th post was filed under: Media, News and Comment.

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