Saturday, February 13, 2010

Olympic Wins

Games on
Canadia olympics are open
winter in Vancouver BC
vectorizing in on tribal values
srsly, combining all the
best features of West Coast Can
native roots, mythology, lore & j-pop...

Sumi, Quatchi and Miga
fuse the cultures of a diverse city &
are cute enough to collect and adore,
always plus to olympics committee
that enjoys collecting and running up bills
for hosting cities.
*historically cities lose money on olympics
this years events in BC were
largely protested by Vancouver's communities
they didnt want their city to lose money
to the corporate games in already depressed times
and tho the characters are kawaii mega-cute, 4 sure
to some, the use of indigenous aesthetics,
has been argued as an inappropriate
way to place profit in olympic committee pockets.

while it is up forever debates
those of us who do enjoy the artwork
and the honest fusion
that inspires and move us culturally forward

the original spirits of nature
and lore from Beijing's olympic
mascots are another
set of tribal, spirited folk creatures dancing
in the light of human solidarity in
connectedness to the earth
but again because of the politics,
from a questionable source.

But to those of you
(the artists)
who have designed these
to be so memorable and inspiring
thank you

The Fuwa, Beijiing 2008
Beibei, Jingjing, Huanhuan, Yingying & Nini
as symbols of 5 elements of Chinese Philosophy

Also just rad design...

Misha, Moscow 1980

Hodori & Hosuni, S Korea 1988

on Dumming Down
For the rest of these
someone should protest
the dumming down of mascots begins...
it is offensive
What the..

Who approved these!!??

Neve and Gliz, Italy 2006
Been drafted lately?
Sam, LosAngeles USA 2006
And Srsly!
Did someone was fired over this
Whaaat T F!!?
See this one did make people angry
this was the year of bombing.
olympics is sensitive stuff.
U cant just throw in some junkie mascot
and think everything is going to be ok.

Izzy, Altanta USA 1996

Mascots are like Ur event familiars
You Need something with
Depth and Spirit
Not Drunk people
in Bearsuits u found at WalMrt PkngLot!

Hidy and Howdy, Calgary Canada 1988
lazy Jane
when she wanted a drink of
she would
and wait
and wait
and wait
and wait
it to rain

Sukki, Nokki, Lekki and Tsukki, Nagano Japan, 1998

Still in the catagory,
I ran out of time to work on it...

Schuss, Grenoble France 1968
And now just

Athena and Pevos, Greece 2004

Let's Not end this sad
There are two
These Win the ...
design something fancy something
blah blah award

Peops got all bent in 1972, cause they weren't
feelin this German dachshund

Waldi, Munich Germany 1972

But Canada scores CLASS A
with this design

Amik, Canada 1976

Happy Snow Day!
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