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Saturday, February 11, 2006

 
Cavalcade Of Ugly Olympics Logos

Oslo 1952 What is that blocky diagram behind the Olympic rings? It looks like one of those dreary buildings that only the Communists would build. [Update: A reader informs me that it is indeed a building - Oslo's City Hall, which looks a lot better in a color photograph.]

Cortina d’Ampezzo 1956 A snowflake cross-bred with an industrial cog.

Squaw Valley 1960 Eww.

Rome 1960 Ewwwwwwwwww.

Grenoble 1968 Even Martha Stewart never gave us pastels this bland.

Mexico 1968 AAAAAARGH! MY EYES!!

Sapporo 1972 The snowflake was drawn by the same people who design shabby wallpaper. [Update: Come to think of it, the snowflake looks like one of those bathtub non-slip appliques. Maybe a future Winter Olympics will use this one for a logo template.]

Munich 1972 You are getting sleepy...you are getting verrry sleepy...

Seoul 1988 Featuring the layout of the track for the 100-meter Spiral Dash.

Albertville 1992 - I think that thing on the skis is supposed to be a flame, but it looks more like a giant drop of blood.

Barcelona 1992 A nine-year-old with Microsoft Paint could have designed that one.

Sydney 2000 Silly boomerang drawing.

Beijing 2008 Red menace.

Vancouver 2010 More outsourcing to nine-year-olds with MS Paint.

London 2012 More weird than ugly.




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