I’ll admit, the Olympics is not something I follow that closely. Of course, I have a great deal of respect for the professional athletes who put themselves through the rigors of training and competition in the hopes of Olympic gold. The fact that the games will be in London this year is pretty cool. They’ve been having a lot of different, noteworthy events the last year or so: the Royal Wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, and now the 2012 games. So, today’s post should in no way reflect any negativity to our cousins across the pond, but I couldn’t let this one go without noting it.
A friend sent me the following image, which is the black and white draft of the 2012 Logo for the games:
Not bad, right? A bit uninspired, I suppose. The font is difficult to make out, and seems reminiscent of a 1990’s style tee shirt. I’m not sure what the square in the middle is supposed to represent, and it actually takes me a minute to determine that it’s the year 2012. What was more disturbing was the color version that he then forwarded to me.
Now, as a kid who grew up in the 90’s, the color scheme they use is VERY reminiscent of a certain animated series. It almost looks like a representation of Bart and Lisa Simpson, even down to the pearl necklace she wears. Unfortunately, the strangely placed square in the middle and the way the characters are placed, it seems like the abstract versions of Lisa and Bart are engaging in some very disturbing behavior.
I will say, I never wanted to imagine such an event taking place between two characters from my all-time favorite show. Unfortunately, now that I’ve noticed it, I cannot unsee it. And, sadly, neither can you. My apologies.