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shrox
05-20-2010, 10:59 AM
http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/London-unveils-creepy-looking-mascots-for-2012-O?urn=oly,242206

http://a323.yahoofs.com/ymg/ept_sports_oly_experts__11/ept_sports_oly_experts-669697041-1274300145.jpg?ymyrdKDDJZ2HkrHS

Matt
05-20-2010, 12:05 PM
I missed the presentation of these. Well, certainly different, but I predict no end of 'one eyed monster' jokes to follow! :D

Titus
05-20-2010, 12:32 PM
And they expect to sell millions in merchandising.

probiner
05-20-2010, 12:37 PM
i say they are asking for mascote fight. Poking eyes, kicking overexposed blue groins... ahhhh

Anyway i think they look strange, cute and phalic, in a clever design... that's british thing, hun? =D

For fun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cS55Za2R4Ng&feature=fvst

Red_Oddity
05-20-2010, 12:45 PM
Wow, that design and the movie probably cost enough to feed a 3rd world country for a year, and THAT is what they came up with?

Even the presentation animation is terrible in almost all regards, terrible character animation (well, it moves, so lets call it animation), terrible lighting, terrible shading...The list goes on.

It's crap like this is why i hate the Olympics, billions spend on a single bullsh!t event that could actually have made some lives better (other than the committees that have an interest in this farce)

shrox
05-20-2010, 12:52 PM
...It's crap like this is why i hate the Olympics, billions spend on a single bullsh!t event that could actually have made some lives better (other than the committees that have an interest in this farce)

And it's just going to get worse with every one...I can't stand the next day after the opening ceremony with people gushing about how beautiful and moving it was...don't think I have seen the olympics since 1980-something.

Tranimatronic
05-20-2010, 01:10 PM
I love it. It is all of the reasons I left England all rolled up in one.
I can't get over the dark, dreary, damp feel they have given this image.
At least people wont be expecting it to be sunny.

akademus
05-20-2010, 01:19 PM
So... mascots are made in someones backyard and animation is done by genius neighbor kid...

gosh...

shrox
05-20-2010, 01:19 PM
That is the kind of thing I would run down in the street. It's hard to imagine someone willing wearing that in front of millions of people...

glebe digital
05-20-2010, 01:34 PM
lamentable......at least these wingnuts can be melted down & turned into something useful......meh

glebe digital
05-20-2010, 01:38 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01640/s8_1640636a.jpg

shrox
05-20-2010, 01:46 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01640/s8_1640636a.jpg

Excellent, I no longer question your sanity. Where's mine?

robertoortiz
05-20-2010, 01:54 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01640/s8_1640636a.jpg

Well you beat me to the post...
I was thinking just about that.

Matt
05-20-2010, 02:34 PM
I just can't believe someone didn't tell the designers of our 2012 logo that it looks like someone getting a BJ! :D

As much as I love our little Island, we just can't do big events like the rest of the world, we always manage to cock it up in our own British way!

geothefaust
05-20-2010, 02:39 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/01640/s8_1640636a.jpg

Nice. Spot on, lol.

robertoortiz
05-20-2010, 02:45 PM
I just can't believe someone didn't tell the designers of our 2012 logo that it looks like someone getting a BJ! :D


AAARRRGGGG!!!!
I goint to the bathroom right now to wash away with hot water the metal image you post just gave me...

I will never be able to see the 2012 logo the same way again.
:)

pooby
05-20-2010, 03:27 PM
You people are thinkng about this all wrong. Mascots are always rubbish. It's just part of their thing.
Now we have the most rubbish ones of all. That's quite an accolade!

glebe digital
05-20-2010, 03:41 PM
pooby - that is quite true.....but just look at this from Calgary '88:

http://www.toptenz.net/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/hidy-howdy3.jpg

Our one-eyed cretins seem to perfectly match the spirit of the times.......

Hopper
05-20-2010, 06:50 PM
I just can't believe someone didn't tell the designers of our 2012 logo that it looks like someone getting a BJ! :D

From Maggie of the Simpsons at that. They might as well have just used PedoBear...

That movie was atrocious. It reminded me of the Dire Straits 'Money For Nothing' video on MTV in the 80's.

hrgiger
05-20-2010, 06:59 PM
It's crap like this is why i hate the Olympics, billions spend on a single bullsh!t event that could actually have made some lives better (other than the committees that have an interest in this farce)

That's how I feel about weddings.

biliousfrog
05-21-2010, 02:15 AM
I spotted the costumes a few minutes before seeing this thread...I quite like them, although I don't understand why the orange one looks angry and the blue one looks scared, probably because they're residents of Bolton.

The animation however....y'know that anyone can apply to tender for work on the olympics? It's a similar process as tendering for government and they can only use companies that are registered on the 'supply to government' database, so I guess that only one company was registered that offered a form of animation...and I'm guessing that this was their first animation that didn't involve a rotating logo for a website.

phil lawson
05-21-2010, 02:54 AM
They remind me more of these little guys :D

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=85022&stc=1&d=1274432034

shrox
05-21-2010, 08:45 AM
They remind me more of these little guys :D

http://www.newtek.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=85022&stc=1&d=1274432034

They do!

Ernest
05-21-2010, 10:04 AM
You people are thinkng about this all wrong. Mascots are always rubbish. It's just part of their thing.
Now we have the most rubbish ones of all. That's quite an accolade!

What? Misha ruled! And Misha's TV series ruled!

Greg for Mascot!

shrox
05-21-2010, 10:27 AM
A walking Big Ben with the olympic rings around the top would have been better.

warmiak
05-21-2010, 11:22 PM
That's how I feel about weddings.

Well, weddings are even worse cause they tend to be followed by an even more expensive divorce ..

T-Light
05-21-2010, 11:47 PM
Incredible.

The Simpson kids having it away as our olympic logo was noticed at the time. Someone made an animated version of the two of them at it. I just looked for it and found this statement on Youtube...

This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic games and Paralymic Games Limited.
So not only do they think their ridiculous logo looks exactly like Lisa giving Bart a good time, but they'll sue for copyright infringement if you prove it with your own artwork.

I was hoping with our change of government, they would at least have forced a redesign.