London Olympic Games 2012 – the Logo (and its goatse subversion)

I really thought this was a wind-up. This is the new logo for the London Olympic Games 2012:

Apparently, it is in fact the official Olympic logo, and it was unveiled yesterday. What were they thinking?

An animated version of it also causes epileptic fits:

Charity Epilepsy Action said it had received calls from people who suffered fits after seeing the animated logo.

That should be a reason to pull it, surely.

Yesterday, my BF also sent me this link, which apparently is a design suggestion for London 2012 based on goatse 😀 😀

What is goatse? It’s a very nasty picture of a guy stretching his arsehole with both his hands, and an Internet meme. I’ll give you the link but please be warned – it’s quite graphically offensive. If you wish to do so: Goatse.

Now, check out this London Olympic Logo:

goatse.jpg

It was even shown on the news.

Wikipedia states (goatse – entry linked to above):

In June 2007 a parody made by a B3ta user appeared on the BBC News website under the alternative Olympic Logo entries and was broadcast on their BBC News 24 channel. Two hands were pulling the 0 from 2012 apart. The image was later shown as part of a gallery of viewers logos on BBC London News and BBC News 24[6], but was subsequently removed from the website. [7] The editor of the BBC News website acknowledge the mistake in his blog, saying his team “simply didn’t spot it”. [8]

LMFAO!

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5 thoughts on “London Olympic Games 2012 – the Logo (and its goatse subversion)

  1. That London Olympic logo which the organisers/officials are defending and say we’ll have to get used to and cost hundreds of thousands of pounds is only being defended because it cost so much, in my opinion.
    If it had only cost 5 grand, they would have seen how bad it is and not felt stupid to face up to it and say ‘lets move on with a new design’, but to admit to wasting that kind of money on something rubbish would rightly make them look beyond stupid.
    Maybe just slightly more dumb than defending it.
    They could let the public submit ideas for ten pounds each and get a much better logo, and their money back into the bargain.
    Show up the company that did such a nasty job.

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