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  1. Look closely enough at the emblem. REALLLY study it and the "T" emerges in a way you at first don't expect, but when you do find it, it is a glorious realization. The red sun then confirms your "Aha!' moment! Only Japan can do something like this and be completely successful at it.
  2. Let us be real. After how Beijing delivered in 2008......can you ACTUALLY see the IOC going to Almaty? I insist that is why this race dwindled to two runners. The other cities who pulled out KNEW that when Beijing stepped in, it would be unbeatable. I am sad for Almaty because Kazaks are exceptionally warm hospitable people. I have some of them as friends and I believe they would have made for a truly wonderful experience. However, I congratulate Beijing. Discipline is what gets the gold. That's not to say Almaty was not disciplined....they were. But Beijing was given an opportunity to show just how disciplined it was in 2008, and it left the world mind-boggled.
  3. All Japanese don't like sushi. All Japanese will not like the logo. Your thinking, therefore, is stereotypical. A black Miss Japan will represent Japan at the Miss Universe Contest. I am sure she is not accepted by many Japanese. But that doe not mean she isn't beautiful. In the same way, just because some may have an issue with this emblem doesn't mean it isn't an exquisite way to reinvent the wheel or to reshape minds.
  4. Then, if the logo has affected you in this way, then it has brilliantly done what it is supposed to do - Push you out of the box to think of the future - Tomorrow, and how humans are mover closer to the Truth. Tokyo. Tomorrow. Team. Together. TRUTH. Twenty-Twenty.
  5. Thank you so much for this. It just confirms what I have been saying. Tokyo 2020 is the BEST Logo since Barcelona 1992. It is SUPERLATIVE!
  6. Do find some flashy stockings and some underlit inner city street corner to ply your trade. Leave intellect to the intellectuals, would you?
  7. Toronto need A LOT OF WORK!!!!!!!! Stop believing that youth culture or black culture = classlessness! I mean Kanye West? The Toronto 2015 games ended on a sour note! And you really want to be taken seriously? For an Olympics? Please, see a shrink!
  8. Rio is an impossibly beautiful city. I think the Olympics will have a tremendous "Barcelona effect" on this city. It will emerge -post Olympics - as a global epicentre of tourism.
  9. Very, very accurate trajectory of thought here. I am actually starting to second guess just who are the people running that city. This is way too rash and in Toronto's case, THAT is dangerous. They had years to prepare for the B rated Pan Ams and look - they fell short of acing what needed to be aced. I would suggest to the Toronto people to try a Commonwealth Games Bid first. This is what they should have gone after in the first place. Use the Commonwealths to correct the flaws that were so obvious with the Pan Ams. Get off the "greenness" that was so unmistakable with the Pan Am experience.THEN go after the Olympics. Toronto will just lose....AGAIN. Which would be a most unfortunate thing. Then the city's image would suffer a Dynasty styled bitch-slap.
  10. Very, very rash decision. This is why Toronto suffers in races for global events - jumping in without looking.
  11. Black in the context of mixing pigment, not light.
  12. Rob. The truth is a tooth ache....I wish you could enjoy it.
  13. Do permit me to commend you on granting me the sheer delight in reading one of the most accurate and superbly expressed posts on this topic from the vantage point of UNDERSTANDING Japanese culture. Excellent! I cannot add to this. EVERYONE should read your post.
  14. The idea of Toronto bidding for 2024 is strategically CATASTROPHIC! The bid obviously will be rushed and that does not argue well for what might lay in the future. Added to this, the Pan Ams, incidentally, as I made very very clear before the games started, HAVE SHOWN that the Toronto people were totally underprepared for the city's impact on the games. They were too focussed on the impact of the games on the city, and because the games were B rated, preparations - most notably those related to public relations - were B rated. There was just too much sloppiness associated with strategically important aspects of the games that, have injured your city's image in some circles. Toronto should not bid for 2024 nor should it be allowed to, quite frankly.
  15. Perfect! Thank you. My point exactly. If you are going to reinvent the wheel, Tokyo has shown how it must be done. A London logo in colour would highlight my point even more. This logo is.......it's perfect! Perfect for the age. Simplicity. Cleanliness. Harmony. Tokyo.
  16. This is ........ beyond exceptional!!!!!!!! The new level in Olympic Logo renderings. As I said. Only a few countries could pull of this type of logo and get away with it smiling broadly. Japan got away with it best of all! A logo like this cannot work for Boston and should run from anything marked Toronto. You need people who know HOW to tap into harmony to pull off something like this. OH MAN!
  17. London's Logo was, for me, a train wreck. It seemed "lost" and chaotic. Would someone be so kind as to put up the London Logo beside the Tokyo one? The superiority of the latter becomes undeniably evident.
  18. This logo is sooooooooooo powerfully executed that I have no doubts that it will emerge in some kind of fashion phenomenon - on t-shirts, on dresses, it is completely exploitable as a sleek fashion image. The potential for it to be as iconic as the Nike swoosh for example, on urban clothing cannot be underestimated.
  19. Baron, we urge you to consider the national aesthetic that defines Japanese culture. It projects superlatively clean modernity and is exquisite in achieving striking harmony between the balance and imbalance of its constituents. The philosophy behind the palette of colours used is bone-tingling. I am so excited by this. Toronto has won the medal design of 2015. Tokyo has won the innovation design hands up or down with this logo.
  20. Again...perfect example of the sloppiness that SHOULDN'T have been apart of these games!
  21. If you can just imagine this Banner as the official look of the games, It'll be stunning!!!!!!!!! Every country cannot and SHOULD not attempt to try what the Japanese have done.
  22. This is an exquisite minimalist ace on the part of the Japanese - They remained faithful to what they are KNOWN for - Progressing!
  23. 2024 in NOT the race for Toronto. In light of what has surfaced with the Pan Ams, they should sit out of this race. Paris has a strong cause for 2024 because the year will be significant to the Olympic movement.
  24. Just watched the Baku Closing.......unprecedented. Mind-blowingly magnificent..... All the reports I have read so far concerning Toronto confirms my initial beliefs that Toronto should not have allowed the existing perceptions of the Pan Am games to influence how they should be treated. Clearly, from the reports, it seems the Toronto people, from CBC coverage to the Opening Ceremony, to practically everything else, made some pitiful underestimations. Yes there is an underrated sporting event happening. BUT this must be understood within the context that it is happening in a city that supports some eight million people ( City, GTA/ Metro) which just happens to be one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Therefore, Toronto's full impact on these games was thwarted by the organisers who were too bolted to the existing perceptions of the Pan Ams. From this, and only this vantage point I would say that Toronto didn't quiet make the grade when - if it had just a bit more faith in itself - could have done so spectacularly WITHOUT EVEN NEEDING THE BUDGET of Baku.
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