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Old February 16th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #2861
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Do better than this how? These are mooring posts for canal boats. The photos above have been taken super close-up, but in reality - to people in the Park - they'll be little splashes of colour along the canal, nothing more. And for people using the canal, they're somewhere to tie up their boats. Talk about an overreaction.

As for whose idea it was, there is an article linked underneath, but I don't expect you've bothered reading that have you?
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Old February 16th, 2012, 12:48 PM   #2862
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Old February 16th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #2863
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Giant Crayons a draw for Olympic Park

[IMG]http://i43.************/akgaxe.jpg[/IMG]
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/c...mpic-Park.html
They are quite fancy!
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Old February 16th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #2864
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London 2012: Handover of Weymouth and Portland sailing village
The Weymouth and Portland Sailing Village in Dorset will be officially handed over to the London 2012 organisers later.

The Olympic and Paralympic sailing events will take place in Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour this summer.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-17056476
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:03 PM   #2865
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This is not fun

I love London
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Old February 16th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #2866
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #2867
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A lot of what London is doing for these Olympics reminds me of what LA did in 1984. Colorful banners and art pieces everywhere. The art that went up around LA was called 'festive federalism.'







I wouldn't doubt that London looked at LA at how to dress up a city for the Olympics as I see quite a few similarities.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #2868
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Brilliant stuff.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2869
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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #2870
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Dude it was 1984. Pastels and gaudy was in.

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Old February 16th, 2012, 07:56 PM   #2871
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Old February 17th, 2012, 12:19 AM   #2872
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Lots of pics of velodrome appearing on Twitter tonight

https://twitter.com/#!/search/realti...rome%20twitpic
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Old February 17th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #2873
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Wow.. !!
I love this Design of olympic village....
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Old February 17th, 2012, 10:35 PM   #2874
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The Olympic Velodrome

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Old February 18th, 2012, 04:02 AM   #2875
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Architect´s daughter: Daddy why not some crayons on the Olympic Park canals?!!!
Dad: Yeah...Why not?

It looks rather cool for the grey town
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Old February 18th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #2876
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Poor taste gold medal goes to LA.
You think?

The design for L.A. booths and associated materials won many awards for the design agency that developed it. It reflected, as is obvious, 80s post modernism and employed the brilliant contrasts of hot pastels that were popular in the Memphis Style, developed by the Memphis Group. With LA's tight budget the design agency created striking booths and pillared walkways that could be created cheaply out of cardboard tubes, flats, canvas, and piping. It was an inspired solution given that officially not a penny of government money was to be used for the project. Unlike British taxpayers who will be paying for theirs for decades.

Let's hope London can pull off something half as impressive in a design sense. The look and style in LA flowed seamlessly from posters to ticketing to boothing to art pieces. NO Olympics since LA has pulled that design singularity: it's all been 'bitsy'. In LA, the *cohesive visual look* of the Olympics across venues through this relatively inexpensive branding work was deeply impressive.

I've been trying to avert my eyes from the Olympics and Diamond Jubilee logos ever since I saw them, so I have low expectations for the UK but am keeping an open mind.

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Old February 18th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #2877
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I'd not seen those pictures from LA before. Obviously the colour palette and logo are quite different but these really do remind me of glimpses I've seen of London's look book:











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