Wednesday, October 05, 2011

300 to go

300 days to go. 300 days before the official kick off of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Well actually it is now 296 days to go at it was 300 on the 1st of October. This is crazy how quickly time is flying. I remember so well when the official nomination of London was announced (and when we understood that Paris won’t have them…).

In order to celebrate these 300 last days to go, Royal Mail has issued on the 4th of October a set of four definitive stamps bearing the logo of the competition.

The logo is a representation of the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings embedded within the zero. It is the first time that the same essential logo is to be used for both the Olympic and Paralympic games.

The standard colors of the logo are green, magenta, orange and blue. The logo has been a subject of very vivid debate; few people seem to appreciate it. Early public reaction to the logo was largely negative: more than 80% of votes gave the logo the lowest possible rating.

I must admit that the design of the logo is not really my taste. And therefore I do not find the resulting stamps very attractive.

To be noted that this Olympiad will be the 30th one, already celebrated by 30 stamps issued by Royal mail! Who is speaking about inflation of the number of stamp issues?

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