Posts Tagged ‘London 2012 Logo’
I like to laugh. I’m quick to laugh and this has got me into much trouble in the past.
Anyway, one of the biggest laughs I have had in the past couple of years was when I saw the chosen logo for the London 2012 Olympic games.
It is astounding to thing that a bunch of self-important people all sat around a nicely polished and presumably wooden table and agreed (on our behalf) that this would best project the image of Great Britain that we would most like the rest of the world to see.
What the feckety feck were these deluded people thinking? Are they blind? Maybe they are so blind they needed a logo you can almost hear? Maybe they just don’t care?
Then I read this article in the Guardian on-line and I had to laugh some more. Now every time I look at this logo I just see Lisa Simpson kneeling down.
But whilst this may be funny to a point, it is not something that I want the world to be laughing at in 2012. I still have a little pride left in the country I was born in and that my Grandfather fought to protect in the 1939-1945 conflict with our sausage eating European neighbours.
So what can be done about it? Well, nothing it appears. The London 2012 Organising Committee is determined to simply brush aside any objections to the logo whilst the rest of us are just waking up from some kind of stunned coma, induced by the blinding, stomach churning, sherbet colours slammed into your eyeballs when viewing the offending image.
Whilst browsing the internet, I had a quick look to find out what other people think. Interestingly, I came across a Downing street petition that had over 500 signatures. You can see it here but the petition is now closed and you cannot add your name.
Staggeringly, I also came across nearly 50 petitions that had been rejected. You can see the list here. I have applied for another petition. If it is accepted I’ll post the address here.
Everyone I speak to does not want this logo. Surely we have time to change it?
29th October – I am suitably surprised to find that my petition to Downing Street has been accepted. See here – http://petitions.number10.gov.uk/demand-new-logo/