Monday, June 7, 2010

Ryan - Oylimpic Mascots

Olympic mascot for Sydney.

Olympic mascots for Athens.

Compared to previous mascot in other Olympic years, Wenlock and Mandeville are questionable. Usually mascots are a combination of simplicity, and historical and cultural reference to the country it is being held in. Wenlock and Mandeville however show no reference or link to London or England altogether. They look like crazy retarded space beings, not to mention you can't tell a major difference between the two. At least the Sydney and Athens mascots has simplicity through shape and colour, or reference native species / culture. In the attempt to design something that expresses all of England, they've dug themselves into a hole of difficulty.

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