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2030 Winter Games Logo Comp Final Round 2  

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  1. 1. Which logo should win this years 2030 Winter Olympic Games GamesBids logo comp?



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Welcome back everyone.

Okay, first things first - results of the actual poll from the last round. We had 14 voters, all valid, cast their choices. We had no majority winner, but two, CobiWenlock's LA-Denver and Glacib's Stockholm, tie for least number of votes. I find tie-breaker votes for tail-enders to be tedious and tiresome, so I'll invoke executive powers here and, sadly, eliminate both. Thanks guys - really good efforts from both of you, but as always the competition is tough. Thanks so much for entering, and we'll see you both back, though, for the summer poll.

Which brings us to Hoth. I didn't think I'd set a particularly high bar for it to pass through. I secretly liked the spice it was adding to the vote launch, so was hoping myself it may make it. And I've checked the numbers over and over to see if I could spin a positive result out of them. Sadly, even with all the best skullduggery I might have risked, the best I can get is four votes Yea against seven Nay. And those naysayers included three from members I really had to take seriously - the other competitors. So, I'm sorry Hoth, but the Emperor has given the orders to fire. We all know, however, that it's not the last we'll see of Paul in this year's comp - he'll be tango-ing in the summer rounds.

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Which leaves us with the four above to contest this next round.

The rules for this stage are:

  • This voting round will be open for (approximately) 24 hours - it will close after 7am, Monday January 4, Sydney time (8pm Jan 3 GMT).
  • Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner.
  • In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll.
  • Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count.
  • Your vote is public and can be seen by all.
  • Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish.
  • Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of December 1 2015 with a bona fide posting record.
  • I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member.
  • I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds, unless a tie-breaker vote is needed.
  • Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT.

Good luck to our remaining contenders.

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Thank you to those who voted YEA, may the force be always in your favor!

Congratulations to the leaders...good luck!

back to the real-world I guess......

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Of the remaining 4 posts, why all the dull, BORING, muted shades and colors? They're putting me to sleep. Why aren't there are any BOLD, VIVID colored logos??

HOTH to the death!! ;)

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Gone with C as it's unique. I like A but feel the snowflake angle has been done. B was my second choice but was a little confused and couldn't be bothered looking for the reasoning behind it. D is nice but the colours are a bit glans (sorry) and it's a bit simplistic.

Good luck everyone, just some constructive criticism!

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gah, i just realized you've been voting without seeking my expert guidance and that just literally cannot happen. i was away for the holidays but i'm back now. back to tell you that unfortunately gamesbids, you chose correctly when it came to that whole hoth business. it's unfortunate because it's the first logo where paul actually bothered to flex his (considerable) creative muscles in longer than i can remember. but it was too busy for a snowflake. it was an "inside joke" that probably took him like four hours to put together and slightly longer for the rest of us to mentally process. it was a bunch of at-ats and deathstars. hm. yeah, um it was okay for what it was. somebody called it "witty." i wouldn't go that far, but conceptually i was on board. it's just that i've spent less time figuring out corn mazes. but you know, if you like busy logos, well, this was a busy logo.

A. this logo, which is the best of the bunch, spoiler alert, looks like an attachment to a very fancy food processor, a metal plate with serrated holes punched through it in case you, i don't know, really wanted to julienne your potatoes in a snowflake pattern. what? i don't cook, i don't know what the hell i'm talking about. i need to get on something else here. i do know about critiquing logos though and this is a logo. it's a little generic, perhaps. you know, those big design agencies are expensive and europeans do not like to spend a lot of money for olympics any more. maybe innsbruck was on a really tight budget and figured they'd probably lose the olympics in some referendum before the damn things took place anyway so they just went to a stock photo site and typed in "winter snowlflake modern" -- or Winter Schneeflocke modernen per google translate -- and downloaded a few and showed them to an organizing committee made up entirely of former archdukes and playboy counts who don't know anything about design but do know a lot about skiing and snow and flashy modern art in cool water tones. "i'd pay 60, 70k for this if it were on a canvas," they tell each other, cluelessly, and then go off to play squash for an hour before lunch at the club.

B. this is not a very good logo that does not get any better the more you analyze it. believe me, i've tried. i've given it 30, 40 seconds and it's just not happening. maybe if you cut a triangle out of the left side you could flash it up and sell it as the iphone icon to a pac-man relaunch. so much gray. why? and against white? anyone who has been lost in an avalanche can attest that while tundra chic is back on the runway in a big way, gray on white is just about the worst thing you can wear in any practical winter conditions. just gets lost. and this is not tundra chic, btw. i could see it as a knit cap with shards of color. but it's really more of a "thanks grandma, i'll wear it every day" kind of thing, before it hits the bottom of your closet and, eventually, the goodwill donation pile where it's sold off for thirty-five cents. i really like the way OSLO is written, but you can barely see it. i'd love to see what could be done with this logo if you just threw the whole thing out and started with an entirely new concept. but keep that typeface.

C. you really can't see a word of that light of the world slogan, but yeesh that's actually one of this logo's selling points. whoever said "stock market logo" in the last thread, yes, except any stock market logo would ultimately be trending up, while any mountain range logo would ultimately end at the bottom. this does neither. it kind of just ends in the middle, which is funny because that's exactly where this logo deserves to end up in this competition. the colors are fun (northern lights inspired, likely), let's not mistake that. and the squares are modern. they're vibrant. they glow. they stack. sounds like an ad for a kids' toy that promises hours of creative and engineering fun, which no parent these days can possibly resist, especially if they can work in a computer coding angle somewhere. here though, it kind of just looks like a bunch of translucent am-ex cards stacked next to each other, which i don't think worldwide sponsor visa would think very highly of. the norther lights are unpredictable, breathtaking and swirly. where do boxy credit cards and stock market cooling come into it?

D. denver, or colorado at least, has a history in mining. and these earth tones certainly play into it (the top right color is actually quite pretty). it's an otherwise uninspired snowflake, nothing like the complex and fun salt lake pattern, which had some nuance and was difficult to capture fully in words. this logo on the other hand makes me think of pennies and nickles. it reminds me, krow, who could be a colorado voter, that ski jumps and luge tracks are expensive and i'm going to be paying for them forever. it's another hyper-modern logo that's soft on substance but heavy on clean lines and the color gray. i think it would look good as a military order or insignia in a dystopian movie with a lot of steel-looking technology and flat screen holograms. they never tell you where the technology comes from, have you noticed. who has time to invent if everyone's busy being oppressed? you know what you'd end up with in reality when everyone's oppressed and demotivated? you'd end up with those hideous communist national uniforms with far too much felt. oh, and this logo.

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B. this is not a very good logo that does not get any better the more you analyze it. believe me, i've tried. i've given it 30, 40 seconds and it's just not happening. maybe if you cut a triangle out of the left side you could flash it up and sell it as the iphone icon to a pac-man relaunch. so much gray. why? and against white? anyone who has been lost in an avalanche can attest that while tundra chic is back on the runway in a big way, gray on white is just about the worst thing you can wear in any practical winter conditions. just gets lost. and this is not tundra chic, btw. i could see it as a knit cap with shards of color. but it's really more of a "thanks grandma, i'll wear it every day" kind of thing, before it hits the bottom of your closet and, eventually, the goodwill donation pile where it's sold off for thirty-five cents. i really like the way OSLO is written, but you can barely see it. i'd love to see what could be done with this logo if you just threw the whole thing out and started with an entirely new concept. but keep that typeface.

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