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Logo Motive

The grey image on the left was designed by a company called Marque for the Glagow Arts Venue, The Common Guild. The almost identical coloured in entirely different image on the right is by the same company and is the logo for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.

A snip at £95,000 I’m sure everyone will agree.

It is not known at this stage whether the money grabbing bastards highly skilled and dedicated team at Marque have any executive  stress relief puzzles in their office.

5 Responses

  1. Very disappointed Ben-Lo to see that you have fallen into the old trap of disparaging an artwork just becomes it comes with a hefty price tag.

    Of course interpretation of such works is not in everyone’s gift, so please allow me to offer my critique of what appears to be a basic, some may say simple design.

    As a formerly frequent traveller thro the East End of Glasgow, locale of the C’monwealth Games ,it was immediately clear what was being said here.

    This, the bold ‘G’ represents the Giro, lifeblood of this community, whilst the violent red outer ring symbolises the ‘spins’ which soon follow it’s use. Spiral quick inwards to the rich tan arc which is a metaphor for the ensuing trail of spew, soon to be followed by a deep blue depression, the 180 degree half round depicting a twelve-hour hangover.

    ‘Fuckin’ right on man !’, as they say in Dalmarnock Road and The Tate.

  2. The good lady (the bad lady?) says the logo has something to do with finding the G spot……

    Say what you see.

  3. […] in Glasgow, Subrosa reports on the logo for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, while Big Rab points out that it looks eerily similar to another part of the designers’ […]

  4. […] March I wrote about the £95,000 logo for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth […]

  5. […] March I wrote about the £95,000 logo for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth […]

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