Monday, June 04, 2007

Oralympics Logo

So, that Olympics logo then...

It's not just me that thinks it looks like, well, you know, is it? Surely?


UNFORTUNATE QUOTES UPDATE: "This is the vision at the very heart of our..... brand," said London 2012 organising committee chairman Seb Coe, standing behind an unusually ornate podium.*

Immediately after this statement, his eyes rolled back and he reported an 'enormous sense of relief'. 'No, no,' he also said to a cleaner who was about to go around the back of the podium, 'that's fine, I'll sort all that out later' (I made up everything after the first sentence).



* Blue Cat: Stealing Jokes From Police Academy Movies Since 1984.

20 comments:

Sylvia said...

what, what? Is it the lego, again?

Fat Roland said...

It seems pretty straighfoward to me.

Seb Co: We need something that represents the internet age, something vibrant and bold, for the MTV generation.

Designer: Will a swastika do?

Seb Co: Whatever.

Fat Roland said...

...OH!

My imagination's just seen what you've seen. It took a trip to my washing machine and my washing-up pile thinking "huh? oralympics? huh" to figure it out.

That's disgusting.

Annie Rhiannon said...

Oralympics? I don't get it. But then again I am a prude. I just think it looks like a swastika.

There have been some incredibly bad logos designed in recent years. I'm gonna blonk about it.

Tim Footman said...

Ladies, if yours has a yellow fimbriation, consult your GP immediately.

Joseph said...

I think most people see what you see, James. Have you seen the accompanying video? It all goes a bit Kind of Magic.

james henry said...

Phew, I'm glad it wasn't just me (although on the whole, people who visit this blog would appear to be a pleasingly innocent bunch - sorry for upsetting your washing there, FR).

I'm not normally that smutty, honestly. Which makes me think that if even I can see the big-haired lady on the right admistering, erm, 'relief' to the gentleman on the left (to quote the ever-reliably hilarious Telegraph website comments), then lots more people can see it too.

I bet Seb Coe made them do the logo like that, the Tory perv.

Oli said...

London 1983.

kaiki said...

i have been sat for one whole hour and two whole coffees trying to come up with a pun or smut laced innuendo based around this post.
i haven’t found one.
sorry, i feel like i’ve let you all down.

james henry said...

I know - I was reduced to googling Seb Coe quotes looking for anything I could take out of contexts. Couldn't find a thing.

This is why I don't really do topical comedy.

Oli: 'London 1983?' I r confused.

rivergirlie said...

to the pure, all things are pure - or at least they were until you explained it. now i can't see anything else!

Imo said...

'I can see the big-haired lady on the right admistering, erm, 'relief' to the gentleman on the left'

really ?! - goes back to look at it again, all I saw was the swastika

Boz said...

Someone on t'internet said the daughter in well-known American cartoon adminstering, um, a certainb type of pleasure?

So wrong. But sadly also true.

Joseph said...

James, possibly Oli was referring to this

patroclus said...

I think Oli is saying that this logo would have looked futuristic and cutting edge circa 1983.

james henry said...

Oh I seeeeee.

Sorry, I was being dense. Yes, even aside from the IMMEDIATELY OBVIOUS ruderies, it's just rubbish, isn't it?

Eurgh, I hate the whole Olympics thing. As a nation we used to be quite good at this kind of thing. Now just end up handing over huge sums of money to already-rick people and corporations so they can get quite a lot richer.

Back to cheerful and surprisingly efficient amateurism please.

flic 2 said...

ha! just got it

kirsten said...

I finally got it about the logo; at first I was just dazzled by the extreme scary magenta that was clubbing my eyeballs.

Ros x said...

i don't get how something that - well plain or whatever you want to call it can cost so much money to make come on it really couldn't have cost £40,000 or whatever could it? they are just milking it for all they can.... plus I think it just looks rubbish at first I didn't even get what it was it just looked like a square type blob...

Skeadugenga said...

I believe it was £400,000, that's four hundred thousand pounds. Not that I know anything about this as I have added the London Olympics and anything to do with it to the list of things which I am steadfastly ignoring.