It's not about the athletes in competition,and hasn't been for a long time.The Games are,unfortunately,just the vehicle whereby big corporations and government get to do whatever they please,all in the name of the Olympics.Seeing the politicians and hangers-on get all drunk with excitement is pathetic.The classic,oft-repeated line "The eyes of the world will be upon us" gets very monotonous.I have lived in a city where the Olympics came to town and we're still paying for it,years later, in one way or another.
Even when it's over, it won't be over. The cringe fest will continue
We can look forward to the New Year honours as gongs and knighthoods are handed out to any lucky medalists, in order to show how in touch with the people the govenment is. I still can't believe that, last time, a bloke got a knighthood for riding a bike round in circles. A sainthood perhaps for Coe, should it all go even relatively smoothly.
Thank you, I think. Like I said before, these were extremely rough ideas which did not go any further than the "I wonder what that would look like" stage. Before I could continue working on them I read further information on the competition and sawthat Tracy Emin would be judging. Knowing her penchant for crap, I aborted all attempts to develop a livery and did not submit anything to the competition. I knew she's pick something utterly rediculous and unrelated. I was right!.
Had I developed them further, my next idea would have been a swirl of national and olympic colours gradually getting bigger and "swirlier" the closer to the tail they got. A title similar to "Are you ready for London 2012?" or something would have been used in place of that horrid 2012 logo.
Interesting that these Games will be the third in London.The most ever held in one city in the 'modern' era.I didn't realise that the 1908 Games were awarded to London because of the eruption of Mt.Vesuvius.The Italian Games funds had to be diverted to the rebuilding of Naples,a new venue was required,and London was selected.
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There's a lack of artistic flair in the BA logo thing - I wonder if someone had tried something like Diskophoros as a source of an idea or the like. OK perhaps the swirling colours of the rings is a better idea. The bird strike thing looks bland when new and may look tatty when in service for a few months.