Via Andrew Sullivan. The London Olympics are, it seems, not the only people with an unfortunate
logo brand, as an examination of this collection — which includes the London 2012 logo — will verify. Here, for example, is the logo for the Institute for Oriental Studies at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, apparently representing a stylised oriental pagoda in front of the rising sun. It’s not clear if they spent £400,000 on it:
This received some publicity in Boing Boing a couple of years ago, and the university rather unsportingly took down the relevant web-page.
This one, for a computer repair company, is pretty unfortunate, too: