The 2020 Olympic Logos Are Playing It Safe After Blowjobs And Pedobear

The 2020 Olympics will be held in either Istanbul, London or Tokyo, but no matter where they're held, the logo will be boring. There's a 66 per cent chance the logo is going to be some stupid flower.

How did this happen? Indecision and fear. Brand New describes the arduous bidding process, which results in countries simultaneously trying to jam the logo designs full of conceptual content while making every effort bit to offend anybody's sensibilities. You might remember that the London games in 2012 were mocked and criticised because the logo looked like one figure performing fellatio on another. And let's not forget the embarrassment Vancouver felt in 2010 when it turned out one of its Olympic mascots kinda sorta looked disturbingly at home next to a creepy Pedobear.

So the resulting logos are simultaneously confused and bland. Take, for example, the Istanbul bid's design. It's a tulip, a traditional symbol for the city, combined with a skyline in a logo that looks like a bad Georgia O'Keeffe knockoff. In fact, all of these logos kind of have Georgia O'Keeffe vibe to them, huh? Wait, but isn't her work also a little... suggestive? Oops. A look back at the logos of yore would seem to indicate that we can do better.

When the International Olympic organising Committee picks the 2012 host city on September 7th, we're going to get stuck with one of these. So which logo do you like best? [Brand New via BI]


Comments

    Ha ha Istanbul. Bring on the day of the triffids.

    By London do you mean Madrid? I dont think London would be given another Olympics so soon...

      yes yes my thoughts exactly. unless London have done the biggest sneak in history and bid for another olympic games bid pretending to be Madrid. Sneaky sneaky.

    They're all pretty good looking actually, very professional, in contrast to the embarrassing amateur crap of Sydney and London etc. Yes, they're maybe a bit slick and corporate, but they're still well done and not too bland.

      Sydney's wasn't amateur. Sure, their bid logo was way better than the acutual games logo, but I wouldn't necessarily call the 2000 games logo amateur. It had it's symbolism and elements and was instantly recongnizable as being Sydney and Australian.

    "When the International Olympic organising Committee picks the 2012 host city on September 7th, we’re going to get stuck with one of these."

    Leaving a bit late I would say.

    haha The Tokyo one reminds me of goatse #ruiningitforeveryone

      If that reminds you of Goatse you must just have him permanently on the brain!

    These are just the bid logos - the winner will still have a chance to make an embarrassing logo for the actual games!

    The International Olympic Committee is the most anti competitive organisation in the world, which is kind of funny because they are in the business or organising competitions.

    Someone should tell Madrid its 2020 not 20020.. ;)

    I'm sorry, but how the heck does the London logo look like one figure performing fellatio on another?? I don't see it and it seems like a bit of a stretch.

    Maybe my minds not dirty enough??

    Istanbul - a pair of lips, with a big hard tower inside, symbolising a blowjob
    Tokyo - a pair of lips from the front, blowing, symbolising a blowjob
    Madrid - Obviously 5 erections.

    Give it to Istanbul. I think its about time they get it. They have never had it (neither has Madrid) but I think Istanbul could deliver a games unlike any other we have seen in our lifetime. Might be the right time for them to present on the world stage.

    Meanwhile....Madrids logo is terrible. Just awful.

    You're forgetting Madrid's original logo, prior to the bid team changing it: http://www.logodesignlove.com/images/sports/madrid-2020-logo-03.jpg

    And of course the bids that didn't make it: Baku, Azerbaijan. Doha, Qatar, Rome, Italy.
    http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnew/archives/2020_bid_cities_All.png

    Stuck with what exactly? These are just bid logos. The winning city will always change their logo (for better or worse, think London 2012 and Sochi 2014) when it gets closer to games time.

    I never thought of that with London 2012. Now I can't unsee it.

    "When the International Olympic organising Committee picks the 2012 host city on September 7th"

    Uhhh... Might want to fix that one...

    In the first paragraph I assume it means Madrid not London? Likewise in the last pattern 2020 not 2012? Unless this article fused with another one from several years ago? :p

    Personally I'd prefer it to be in Tokyo, would definitely be looking forward to seeing what they come up with for the opening ceremony. And the mascot! Knowing them it'll probly have tentacles in it somewhere! :P and you thought pedoyeti was bad! :D

    Lol pedoyeti, I crack myself up :p

    dont mind the madrid one - looks like surfboards stuck in the sand :)

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