Sunday, February 21, 2010

Death Logo?

I had an erie feeling about this year's olympic logo from the first time I saw it. I couldn't put my finger on why, but it just bothered me. I was strangly relieved when NPR's Thursday edition of All Things Considered confirmed that all was not right with the inukshuk logo:

The flag of the nation of Nunavut features a traditional inukshuk, says expert Peter Irniq. In contrast, the inukshuk in the Vancouver Olympic logo has arms, legs and a head — a different kind of marker that is traditionally a sign that someone has been killed.