Sports An Olympics Seizure
posted by June 7 at 11:33 AMon
The logo for the 2012 Olympics in London is ugly and all, but now it seems to be causing seizures. From the Guardian UK:
The organisers of London 2012 may have foreseen some of the criticism they have received since unveiling the Olympic logo - variously derided as an uninspiring emblem, a puerile mess, an artistic flop.
But yesterday evening, they were forced to pull the promotional video for the new brand from the official website after complaints from a completely unexpected quarter - Britain’s epileptics.
In the two and a half minute animation, the logo comes alive, springing from athletes’ bodies and bouncing vividly across the city, and one flashing section has triggered seizures.
Here’s the offending logo, in non-seizure-inducing form:
And, lest we forget, here’s Izzy, the mascot of the 1996 games in Atlanta, widely regarded as the worst mascot in the history of mascots: