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Torino 2006 vs Germany 2006

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Aaah, these are nice: Neve and Gliz, the mascots for the Torino 2006 Winter Olympics. And the logo for the games puts into context exactly how shit the logo for the 2006 World Cup is.

Sadly, it seems like the Torino is the exception these days when it comes to big sporting events’ graphics. Some of the older Olympics emblems are so beautiful. Compare Athens 2004′s emblem with that of Tokyo’s, 40 years earlier.

I dunno the reason, and I’m no graphics expert, but I’m getting the feeling that the desires of the IOC, FIFA, etc. to present their events as global, peace, love, and understanding-bringing, every-thing-for-every-man-(and-woman), leads them into designing these crappy, wishy washy, forgettable logos and mascots.

Anyway, it’s Friday afternoon: what better excuse do you need to spend a couple of hours looking at loads of brill Olympic-ness?

Written by Craig

April 22nd, 2005 at 1:49 pm

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  1. the logo for the 2006 fifa world cup is crap? take a look at the mascot:

    http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,407586,00.jpg

    I don’t know how to insert pictures in here, so you’ll probably have to copy & paste. sorry – i’m not really into computers…

    maximizer

    22 Apr 05 at 3:07 pm

  2. Blimey, that’s shocking.

    Craig

    22 Apr 05 at 3:47 pm

  3. That Lion has the smallest head in the world! Loved Neve and Gliz though – especially as I am having a poor day at work. They made me smile! Thank you for bringing them to my attention.

    CoCo

    22 Apr 05 at 5:21 pm

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