Sunday, August 24, 2008

Olympic Handover

Now that the Beijing Olympics is drawn to a close, London's task of building and preparing for the next Olympics officially begins. As expected, Beijing treated the world to a spectacular presentation in the closing ceremonies. But for us the key moment is the actual handover to the current mayor of London, Boris Johnson, of the Olympic flag and the short very modern 8-minute presentation for London's 2012 Olympics. A stark contrast to the formal, dramatic and epic proportions of the host's show.

Boris gave this rousing but funny speech (true to British nature) after the ceremonies. Click on here and have a listen to what he says.

London 2012 Olympics logo
See this logo for the London Olympics? You don't know how much I hate it. The colour is absolutely jarring. It certainly hurts my eyes. Characters look like jagged jigsaw puzzle pieces that are not fitted together. At first glance I couldn't make out what it says and tries to convey. I don't like it at all. Doesn't it look like a blown up something that was jumbled up together? I do realise now that London Olympics is trying to project a modern and 'cool' image. They could have done the same with a nicer logo with clean lines, equally bright colours and most of all readable text. Mr. Boris Johnson, this would be your next work assignment - replace the London Olympics logo ASAP !!


Soy said...

Boris is a joke, isn't he? I also agree with you about the logo. So unbelievable! Thanks for dropping by my site, Celia! :)

fortuitous faery said...

are they trying to be picasso with this logo? hehe.

by the way, hope you don't mind...but i just tagged you! :)

fortuitous faery said...

omg...i just realized the pink stuff is supposed to read "2012"! haha.

evi said...

not a fan of the logo too. the 2010 winter olympics will be here in vancouver.