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Become a legend in your own lunchbox

Why Advertising Sucks is calling bullshit on the London 2012 logo and has launched a contest to create a better one. Send your entires to them at adssuck@gmail.com for your chance at blog stardom (there is no mention of a prize). Thought Gadgets has a warning on these type of free user generated content type of contests that advertising professionals focused sites run. They make the valid point that you could be killing off the ad/design agency business model and point out that London organizers paid almost $800,000 for the logo — which worked out to about $400,000 per magic marker — but they’d have been better off holding a free social-media competition. Something to consider if you’re...

Become a legend in your own lunchbox
posted on: Aug 27, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

London 2012 is just around the corner…...

Yet more Olympic flavour, but hold on! It’s not Beijing related bitches and there ain’t no basketball involved – it’s protest art for London 2012. Apparently there is a massive blue fence blocking off places where Olympic construction is underway in London, an eyesore described by Iain Sinclair in the London Review of Books thusly “a vicious slither of blue: like disinfectant running down the slopes of a silver urinal trough“. The Office for Subversive Architecture decided to bring openness to the construction and allow people to see and experience the work being undertaken. To do so they erected “Point of View” the first viewing platform for the 2012 Olympic Games. Very nice work. I think London is...

London 2012 is just around the corner…
posted on: Aug 21, 2008 | author: thedirtymexican

The Logos of the Summer Olympics

Color Lovers – has done an interesting feature covering the design of Olympic logos for the Summer Games between 1896 to 2012. Each design with interesting bits of trivia on each Olympics. We love random and useless trivia. We love the simplicity of the Japanese design. It’s so zen. And the colourway of the Munich one is pretty nice. And did you know? In the 1976 Montreal Olympics – After a rainstorm doused the Olympic flame a few days after the games had opened, an official relit the flame using his cigarette lighter. Organizers quickly doused it again and relit it using a backup of the original flame. I really do wonder sometimes if the Olympic flame really...

The Logos of the Summer Olympics
posted on: Aug 19, 2008 | author: Edna

BMX, not just for kids anymore. It’s Olympic baby!...

Okay, so yet another Olympics related post. BMX racing is not only a nostalgic part of childhood for us Gen X’ers and Y’ers, its the newest sport to be added to the Olympics – making its debut this week in Beijing. I really wouldn’t be surprised that the so-far-terrible Channel 7 Olympic coverage to completely ignore this sport – but they really shouldn’t. Why? because we have 5 Australians competing in the BMX events. We’re hoping to see Jared Graves (who came 2nd in the 2008 World BMX Supercross) and probably-not-his-birthname, Kamikazi (who was a semi-finalist in the 2008 BMX World Championship) make it into the finals. In which case we are almost guaranteed some live coverage on...

BMX, not just for kids anymore. It’s Olympic baby!
posted on: Aug 18, 2008 | author: Edna

The Olympic (Daft Punk style) Fencing Helmets are pretty cool...

Okay so it’s Olympic fever, and as apathetic as one can attempt to be, its hard not to get caught up in the Olympics one way or the other. There’s two things in the world I like more than alcohol. One is technology. The other is sword fighting. Olympic fencing, is a bit of both – so it gets me pretty damn excited. It’s not exactly a popular sport in Australia, I don’t think there are even any Australian competitors this year. But come on? it’s fast, it’s elegant, it’s bloody SWORD FIGHTING. Anyway – what really makes the Olympic flavour of fencing especially entertaining, is the special gear they use. They’ve got these helmets with built in...

The Olympic (Daft Punk style) Fencing Helmets are pretty cool
posted on: Aug 18, 2008 | author: Edna

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