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> Glasgow 2014 Games Logo Launched, High hopes for Glasgow-created design
*Harry Greeenwood*
post 10th Mar 2010, 09:09am
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As a Canadian from Vancouver and still on a high from our fantastic and successful Olympic Games and getting ready for the Para-Olympics in a few days time I certainly understand the significance of a logo. However as a former Glaswegian I voted Wooden Spoon on the logo presented here. A Logo says nothing if it has to be interpreted a very important consideration which seems to have escaped the City's Chief Executive. For example, a common pastime for the people here who walk the seawalls and play on the beaches is to gather flat stones or diftwood and build them into cairn like sculptures. We are also blessed to live on Indian land and see many Totem Poles so the designers of our VANOC logo, in their wisdom, combined both of these artifacts to create a unique Vancouver symbol which requiresed no explanation or a fifteen minute speech by a civic official to justify its ludicrous presence. All that I could think of as I looked at it was how as a child I used to chalk the top of my "peerie".
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post 10th Mar 2010, 12:08pm
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Thank you for the explanation of the colours of geometric figures GG. It doesn't change my opinion of the logo however, I still think it is a very poor design and certainly not worth anything like £100,000. Why they have taken the bother to tell us the likes of "11/20ths of the circle" is beyond me...it means nothing.

By the way, I think the best description of what this logo looks like, is the one from Harry Greeenwood in Vancouver who says:

' All that I could think of as I looked at it was how as a child I used to chalk the top of my "peerie". '

Hmmmmm, yes I see, only Glaswegians who could picture a spinning 'peerie' would get the picture.

Thanks again GG. Cheers,
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post 10th Mar 2010, 12:45pm
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Harry, as I mentioned in my reply above to GG, I think your use of "peerie" in describing what this logo is like, is the best I've seen. I'm no too sure about your glowing description of our "fantastic and successful Olympic Games". Yes, come to think of it, I am sure: it was a great waste of the millions of dollars it cost! I don't mind Vancouver getting itself into debt and enjoying a great party, just so long as Vancouver foots the bill. The most depressing part of the aftermath of the games was the announcement by the federal government, caught apparently in the jubilation of a bag full of gold medals, that an additional $17 million will be given each year in an attempt to ensure our athletes get worldwide trips at the country's expense, to try for another bag of medals in the next Olympics. This is $17 million on top of the $ 47 they have been spending every year to cover the cost of our athletes bringing home gold medals. Hey, that's $64 million per year!

Going back to your "fantastic and successful Olympic Games". I've been wondering what you mean by the word "successful". It can mean the games went off well, which they did despite some difficult problems not of the organisers own making. Then again, it could mean the Games were successful because Canada did well based on the number of medals Canadians won. The first meaning is of course something commendable, the second meaning isn't in the least commendable!

The success of an 'Olympic Games' was never meant to be measured on the basis of medal counts. It was meant to be measured on the basis of international sporting participation. Were the Vancouver Olympics more successful for Canada with its 25 medals, than it was for Scotland with its one medal? What does it tell us if Canada wins 25 medals and we spent $47 million in helping our virtual professional athletes bring home a sackful of gongs? It sure as hell doesn't tell us that if we spend another $17 million we'll get more medals!

It's our government I'm chewing Harry, not you. Your "peerie" still takes the cake! Cheers.
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*ronnie auld*
post 10th Mar 2010, 01:25pm
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I am in agreement too much money spent, why did they not run a competion in the glasow schools for £100,000, i am sure the kids would have made a better logo.
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post 10th Mar 2010, 03:14pm
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I have to agree it's kind of non Glasgow!! as someone so rightly pointed out the only way we would know is because it has glasgow on it in words

how can they justify that price ?

they should have come to me i would have done it for nothing

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Ist class musicthom. That illustration of yours would have done us proud the real deal if you like. Make a good tattoo for expats like me.


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post 10th Mar 2010, 07:20pm
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Well done Glasgow 2014.... a false start and then a stumble at the first hurdle.... an outstanding start.... NOT!
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*Backcauseway*
post 10th Mar 2010, 08:27pm
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A lot of money. Is anyone ever satisfied. I understand at the Monday launch it was not received with a standing ovation. Time will tell. I expect lots of see you jimmie tartan wigs with this emblem are all ready being made in China for sale at the Barras on the way to the 17 sports which neither the whole of Europe or the US or China or most of South America are remotely interested in take place over 11 days. Hope its not wet for these 11 days!!!
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post 10th Mar 2010, 09:04pm
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£ 100,000. to go worldwide and pick the top brains? did they notice if the team picked took there wives and kids on this round the world trip, stayed in nice hotels, and, sat on the beach all day?. now you just might be able to justify the price with that, but for a logo off the back of a fag packet done in the pub on a friday night, me thinks not.


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post 10th Mar 2010, 09:56pm
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I like the Logo.

It is simple and pleasing to the eye.

However I have no idea how this kind of thing is costed but I would have been looking for a discount as it is not what I would call a one off origional.


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post 10th Mar 2010, 10:15pm
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Aw c'mon -- it's only about 20p each per Glaswegian, even less if the teuchters and Embrans chip in. Mind you, maybe better in their pooches.


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*wil;star*
post 10th Mar 2010, 10:17pm
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The circular part of the logo bears a striking resemblence to the former Glasgow Corporation public transport services employees liceince badges. Tram, Bus drivers and conductresses.
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post 10th Mar 2010, 11:18pm
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I actually quite like the Logo, but I have to admit seeing it done with the Coat of Arms is also awfully nice.

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post 11th Mar 2010, 06:42am
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Is this Logo for real!!!!!!!OMG!!!!!!
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post 11th Mar 2010, 07:20am
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A response from experts regarding the similarity of the Glasgow 2014 logo to another one produced by the company three years earlier:

Neil Baxter, of The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland, admitted that they are "remarkably similar", and added:

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"The skill of the designer is to come up with an innovative and original design to fit the brief, and that should not be 'one we made earlier'."

Craig McGill, of brand consultants Contently-managed.com, said:

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"£95,000 is a lot for what appears to be a secondhand logo. They both have the concentric circles, the letters, the lines. They're virtually identical, apart from the colour."

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post 11th Mar 2010, 09:26am
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The more I see it the more repulsive it becomes and the G reater the sense of rip-off.


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