Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Signs of the Times

Now that the London Olympic logo has been blamed for causing epileptic seizures or depicting a sex act between the Simpsons, its defenders have been pointing to the controversy as a sign of its brilliance. The Design Observer has a roundup of British media reactions together with this gem.

"The website suggests you download bits for children to colour in. When animated it has an edginess not normally associated with the Olympics." The Independent reports the existence of two petitions devoted to supporting the logo, noting among other things that "... they attracted 70 signatures in total, many of which seemed false including Ms. Lisa Simpson, of Springfield, USA." The gist of the arguments from the logo’s champions is that it at least the marque has the virtue of stirring up debate and controversy.

6 Comments:

Blogger PeterUK said...

Absolute Shite!

6/06/2007 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Mətušélaḥ said...

Heheh, graphic graffiti fart, depicting a graphic act in graphic action.

6/06/2007 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger jane said...

Didn’t Duchamp already do Nude Spaz Dismounting a Balance Beam? And far better?

6/06/2007 11:04:00 AM  
Blogger LarryD said...

"British media reactions ... virtue of stirring up debate and controversy."

Well, of course the media would consider stirring up controversy a virtue.

As long as it didn't interfere with their agenda.

OK, I'm feeling especially cynical right now. But am i wrong?

6/06/2007 11:13:00 AM  
Blogger 49erDweet said...

I, for one, think the graphic appropriate. After all, isn't a major portion of the UK now semi-permanently head-over-heels atumble?

If a people have become so set in their ways they will not change, why not at least 'celebrate their separateness'?

Gotta lov'em, tho, even in their stubborness.

Cheers

6/06/2007 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

"The gist of the arguments from the logo’s champions is that it at least the marque has the virtue of stirring up debate and controversy."
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As does McCain, Kennedy, Bush

6/06/2007 03:33:00 PM  

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