Old and Stodgy
In my favorite film of 2006, Children of Men, Theo, the hero played by Clive Owen, needs a new set of clothing to replace his sullied clothes. He changes into a London 2012 Olympics sweatshirt, and this draws a knowing smirk from the audience, since the film is set in 2027. The sweatshirt has a pretty conventional logo that one would normally associate with the Olympics.
My ability to find his sweatshirt’s appearance so reassuringly normal perhaps prompts my negative reaction to the London 2012 logo unveiled his week. While others complain that it causes seizures and resembles a swastika, my big beef is that it looks like some reguritated 1980’s new wave design that’s more appropriate for a pop album of Gwen Stefani covering Talk Talk. This is not the stuff of which the Olympics are made, and I do not think that I am unfoundedly narrow-minded for having this opinion.