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> Glasgow 2014 Games Logo Launched, High hopes for Glasgow-created design
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post 11th Mar 2010, 09:50am
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Am I dreaming or does the pic on left of GG's latest offering look like an old, late seventies early eighties, Glasgow Corporation Transport logo ?

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post 11th Mar 2010, 11:15am
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You cannae beat a bit o' 'Bully' - as Jim Bowen used to say! Slap an auld Bully sticker oan it, or even a GG board logo lol whit a monstrosity - I'm no designer, but I'm sure I've doodled better!

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post 11th Mar 2010, 12:40pm
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The whole scenario perfectly captures the abandon with which our political representatives throw around our money. If these morons gave a toss and had any sense of responsibility they would have been hot-footing it back to the 'designers' asking for a break-down in costs that led to somebody throwing some colour onto a years-old existing 'design'* and charging 95 grand for the privelege.

*I use the term design rather loosely as I am sure that any primary school kids from across the city could have came up with something much better than that nonsense. An even better idea would have been to have some aspiring young trainee graphic artists from the city to come up with something. It's just another scandalous abuse of taxpayers money when the city can least afford it.


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post 11th Mar 2010, 02:48pm
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Hear, Hear.


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post 11th Mar 2010, 03:55pm
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Yet another example of how so called creative marketing companies,aided and abetted by the numpties who think nothing of throwing the public's money into a bottomless pit enrich themselves.
As has been said why not give these assignments to the schools as a project for the children?They could produce something at least as meaningful for a fraction of the cost.
A logo should not need explanation but should of itself speak to the target audience.
95 grand!!! somebody's having a laugh.
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post 11th Mar 2010, 09:34pm
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Much preferred SMILES BETTER logo smile.gif to this expensive piece of "art". Why when they cannot find money for public housing for an eastend housing association, do they insist on using our council tax money in such a way. Are they so naive that they think a piece of junk like this will actually help generate income for the City?
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post 11th Mar 2010, 10:43pm
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This may infuriate some posters more, but to be fair to the organisers and the creative company here is a link to the 'brand story', taken from the Glasgow 2014 website:

The Glasgow 2014 Brand Story

Personally, I think the mistake was made at the 'creative concept' stage where 'Time, Data and Measurement' were defined as the driving themes in the process. I thought it was going for 'People, Place and Passion', which would have been a lot better for the creatives to work with, more representative of Glasgow and sport, and were the concepts driving the original bid.

P.S. Apparently The Scottish Sun today challenged its readers to come up with a better logo ... for the princely sum of 95!

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post 12th Mar 2010, 12:12pm
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I was appalled to see the top man at Glasgow2014 basically come out and say that he had no problems with the design agency over claims that they produced a near identical logo just a few years ago. Surely Mr Scott should have said something like this: "I am concerned that we appear to have been short-changed and the public should rest assured that we will be asking for a fair chunk of our money back". It's public money after all and we have a right to have the people in charge stand up to any cases where it looks like we've been short-changed. 95,000 is not small change in anybody's book.
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post 12th Mar 2010, 12:23pm
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95 Grand appears to be small change when it's other people's money being chucked about by our elected representatives and their quangos.
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post 12th Mar 2010, 01:48pm
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it's like Capt Scarlet's badge only he has an S
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post 13th Mar 2010, 09:18am
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I liked the Herald's version.

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post 13th Mar 2010, 09:58am
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Liked that one also Dimairt! biggrin.gif

QUOTE (GG @ 11th Mar 2010, 11:00pm) *
... P.S. Apparently The Scottish Sun today challenged its readers to come up with a better logo ... for the princely sum of 95!

Here's the Sun's 95 winner:

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http://www.thesun.co.uk/scotsol/homepage/n...Games-logo.html

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post 13th Mar 2010, 11:10am
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thx GG - well that just shows to go ye! Glasgow's only been ripped off by some 94,905 pounds now. Them shiesters should be up on a charge for fraud - nae kiddin' ! Designers? away on yer grannie's yaught (iz that how its spelt??) huh.gif


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post 13th Mar 2010, 10:53pm
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Although I like the "Glasgow Smiles Better" logo, it cost a fortune!

Glasgow paid Disney(?) massive amounts of money to allow them to use their Mr Happy trademark.

They could have paid them to use it again - for the 3rd time!


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post 15th Mar 2010, 01:15am
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QUOTE (Patter Merchant @ 12th Mar 2010, 12:29pm) *
I was appalled to see the top man at Glasgow2014 basically come out and say that he had no problems with the design agency over claims that they produced a near identical logo just a few years ago.


Aye it's a bit much to stomach.

Row over 'identical' logo for Glasgow Commonwealth Games
http://news.scotsman.com/glasgow/Row-over-...-for.6137459.jp
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