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I like it. Being a regular visitor to Tokyo and knowing it's skyline and the colours of the cityscape it just works. It is industrial, perhaps even with a touch of steampunk. I think as westerners

You guys better quit this crap now before me or one of the other mods puts an end to this.

Panel starts accepting Tokyo Olympic logo entries — again

The organizing committee for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics began accepting entries for a new logo at noon Tuesday, nearly three months after canceling a design plagued by allegations of plagiarism.
Reflecting public criticism that the selection process was opaque, the committee will accept entries from anyone regardless of their design experience. The first competition was limited to individuals who had received more than one key design award, and the judges were all from the design industry.
“We’re expecting at least 10,000 applications this time,” said Ryohei Miyata, head of the selection committee.
Only 104 applications were accepted for the previous competition.
Applicants this time only have to be 18 or older and a resident of Japan. The committee will accept an entry by a group if the leader of the group meets the age and resident criteria, meaning that people younger than 18 can still take part.
The second contest became necessary after a Belgian theater logo designer sued Kenjiro Sano for plagiarism and his winning logo was canceled. Sano also faced allegations of plagiarism or copyright violations over other designs he was involved with.
A document on the organizing committee’s website soliciting entries for the second contest has been downloaded more than 62,000 times since it was made public on Oct. 16, showing a high level of public interest.
The designer of the winning logo will receive ¥1 million in prizes and will be invited to the Olympics opening ceremony in 2020.
About 30 people, ranging from kindergarten to high school age, taking a design class run by a nonprofit organization in Sumiyoshi Ward, Osaka, are planning to submit logos.
“The design immediately popped into my mind. I want people around the world to look at my logo,” said class member Suzu Maeda, 11.
Takahiro Wada, 54, head of the NPO, said that “by (submitting a logo), I hope it will become a good memory for the children.”
At Tokyo Design Academy, a vocational school in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, about 30 students have created logos during class.
“By accepting entries from the public, it became fair,” said Daiki Umeda, 25, who came up with a logo with waves and other designs to give it a Japanese feel. “There will be opportunities for a lot of people.”
“It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Students are having fun,” said Hiroyuki Shiozawa, who teaches there.
A 45-year-old designer in Kawasaki said he made two logos, but asked to remain anonymous.
“I want to see how far I can go (through the selection process),” he said. Commenting on the plagiarism claim, he said being accused of copying someone’s work would be the worst conceivable thing for him.
The city of Tsurugashima, Saitama Prefecture, has accepted entries from people nationwide to submit a logo under its name as part of a booster campaign. It received 250 designs for the regular Olympics and 235 for the Paralympics.
“We received more entries than we had expected,” said a municipal official. “You could see in many logos that people put a lot of effort in them.”

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/11/24/national/panel-poised-start-accepting-2020-games-logo-entries/#.VlT_GXbhDIV

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I don't like the one on the left. What is that red blob? Glob? Blood? Unrestrained menstruation?

What's with the Tokyo 2200? Don't these people proofread their work??

The one on the right w/ the cookie patterns, looks good. But it should use blue, green, yellow and black cookies too. The red is just too jingoistic.

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OMG IT'S RED!!!1!1!1 HOW DARE THEY DRAW INSPIRATION FROM JAPAN'S NAME AND FLAG AND SYMBOL AND USE THE DAMN COMMUNIST COLOUR OF RED THAT JUST SO HAPPENS TO REPRESENT GOOD LUCK AND LOVE IN SOME CULTURES ACROSS THE WORLD???1!!1!1!1

Get over yourself. The design is just plain drab, an uninspired attempt. I wouldn't be surprised if it's putting people to sleep just looking at it.

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No; but your over-reaction indicated otherwise. Why would you go into the over-acting CAPITALS if somehow my comments ticked you off???

I suspect that whagt ticked woohoo off was your final comment "it should use blue, green, yellow and black cookies too. The red is just too jingoistic."

Reaction to the jingoistic LA84 logo led to decades of "Oh dear, we mustn't use national colours" in Summer logos until Athens and Beijing broke the spell. National colours are not "jingoistic"- just a signpost of which nation is hosting the contest.

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I suspect that whagt ticked woohoo off was your final comment "it should use blue, green, yellow and black cookies too. The red is just too jingoistic."

Reaction to the jingoistic LA84 logo led to decades of "Oh dear, we mustn't use national colours" in Summer logos until Athens and Beijing broke the spell. National colours are not "jingoistic"- just a signpost of which nation is hosting the contest.

I still stand by my original statement. I mean, gee, who following the Olympics, wouldn't know that 2020 is being hosted in Tokyo, Japan? I mean do you have to be reminded by the Red Sun everytime? If I were on the IOC, I wouldn't approve it unless they added the 4 other colors in those cookie shapes. So make the "TOKYO" lettering RED, FGS!!

Also, the colors for the LA-1984 Star in Motion could stand for France, Russia, the Netherlands...and and a few other nations -- NOT just the USA.

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the colors for the LA-1984 Star in Motion could stand for France, Russia, the Netherlands...and and a few other nations -- NOT just the USA.

They could indeed- and it's just coincidental that the Star looked more like plural Stars, with the motion indicated by horizontal lines, or what many people would call Stripes.

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They could indeed- and it's just coincidental that the Star looked more like plural Stars, with the motion indicated by horizontal lines, or what many people would call Stripes.

Except, the artist, Robert Miles RUnyon called it "Star in Motion" and the stripes on the US flag are just red and white -- NO BLUE. So, DON'T twist your argument too much. Besides, including the latter US-hosted logos, the Star of Aspiration has played an important part. It's NOT limited to a "USA" star. Even Moscow 1980 logo was topped by a Soviet star!

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Except, the artist, Robert Miles RUnyon called it "Star in Motion" and the stripes on the US flag are just red and white -- NO BLUE. So, DON'T twist your argument too much. Besides, including the latter US-hosted logos, the Start of Aspiration has played an important part. It's NOT limited to a "USA" star. Even Moscow 1980 logo was topped by a Soviet star!

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Hey, I did say it was just coincidental. And the Moscow logo had to have a star because the university main building does.

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Reaction to the jingoistic LA84 logo led to decades of "Oh dear, we mustn't use national colours" in Summer logos until Athens and Beijing broke the spell.

I didn't realize that logo created any controversy. I've only really followed Olympic stuff for the last 5-6 years in detail so perhaps I missed the decades of fret. I really like that logo, I hope that doesn't disturb any nations safe space. Edited by paul
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I didn't realize that logo created any controversy. I've only really followed Olympic stuff for the last 5-6 years in detail so perhaps I missed the decades of fret. I really like that logo, I hope that doesn't disturb any nations safe space.

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Design submissions for 2020 Olympic logo surpass 2,500

The chairman of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Organizing Committee’s panel to select a new logo said Monday that over 2,500 designs have been received.
Organizers began accepting new submissions last Tuesday, and by 5:30 p.m. Monday, 2,559 had been received. Seeking a broad spectrum of ideas, the Emblem Committee attracted submissions from groups that include members under the age of 18, entries from foreign residents and from applicants in their 80s.
“It’s a great pleasure to receive submissions from such a wide and varied range of applicants,” Emblem Committee Chairman Ryohei Miyata said after his group met for the sixth time. “I feel the enthusiasm is building.”
The deadline for submissions is Dec 7. The committee decided Monday that after the applications are narrowed down to 100 to 200 candidates, the main selection process will begin between Jan 7 and Jan 9. No results will be published until trademark searches are concluded and trademark registrations checked.
Only 104 applications were taken for the previous competition, which was restricted to designers who had won major awards. The original Tokyo 2020 logo designed by Kenjiro Sano was scrapped amid accusations of plagiarism.

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http://www.japantoday.com/category/sports/view/design-submissions-for-2020-olympic-logo-surpass-2500

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Over 14,500 logos submitted for 2020 design competition

Organizers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics said they received 14,599 proposals for the new logo before the noon Monday deadline.
The emblem selection committee had hoped for at least 10,000 submissions after only 104 were provided for the ill-fated previous competition, which was restricted to designers who had won major awards.
The emblem selected in July and designed by Kenjiro Sano was scrapped in September amid accusations of plagiarism.
“We are thrilled to see so many people take part,” said Ryohei Miyata, chairman of the selection committee.
“It will be a real challenge to select only one from all these designs, but we will make sure to go through a thorough screening process that will leave nobody questioning.”
The committee hopes to pare the list to between 100 and 200 by the end of December and will further narrow the candidates by Jan. 7 to 9, when trademark rights will be checked and registered.
The new logo will be unveiled next spring, with the winner receiving a ¥1 million prize and an invitation to the Olympics’ opening ceremony.
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I don't like the one on the left. What is that red blob? Glob? Blood? Unrestrained menstruation?

What's with the Tokyo 2200? Don't these people proofread their work??

The one on the right w/ the cookie patterns, looks good. But it should use blue, green, yellow and black cookies too. The red is just too jingoistic.

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All i see is some mutated Mickey Mouse silhouette. I don't like it, and I don't think the IOC will like their butchered logo either. These designs are boring and lame. Feel very sad about the plagiarism that confronted the last logo - because it was perfect.

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I still stand by my original statement. I mean, gee, who following the Olympics, wouldn't know that 2020 is being hosted in Tokyo, Japan? I mean do you have to be reminded by the Red Sun everytime? If I were on the IOC, I wouldn't approve it unless they added the 4 other colors in those cookie shapes. So make the "TOKYO" lettering RED, FGS!!

Also, the colors for the LA-1984 Star in Motion could stand for France, Russia, the Netherlands...and and a few other nations -- NOT just the USA.

While I agree with your assessment of this logo, I do think some countries that have a very strong brand go to these brands out of safety - Japan, Canada and the US have all done this with their logos, drawing on national symbols, even Sydney 2000 drew heavily on these symbols (albeit less obviously than say Calgary or Montreal). While I didn't really love its logo, I at least appreciated London for straying away from this and going with something completely wild and offbeat - which I think startled many peoples impressions of 'Britishness'. I have a feeling we may see a similar type of eccentric boldness in 2024 with either LA or Paris. I hope LA draws on distinctly Californian themes over American, and Paris tries to stay away from tricolour and the tower.

Also Vancouver was a great example of presenting a new icon - something LA or Paris should attempt to do.

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The problem is that the public rarely likes bold new designs. In anything, much less an Olympic logo. So I can understand the appeal in trying to adapt a new version of something traditionally Japanese.

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