The 2012 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as Euro 2012, will be the 14th European Championship for national football teams sanctioned by UEFA. The final tournament will be hosted by Poland and Ukraine between 8 June and 1 July 2012. It is the first time that either nation has hosted the tournament.
The logo for the tournament shown alongside is the stalk of a flower with three branches
The logo takes its lead from €˜wycinanka€™, a traditonal art of paper cutting practised in rural areas of Poland and Ukraine.
The event slogan is "Creating History Together".
I personally like the logo a lot. The bright colors certainly drawn your attention and will look nice on all the souvenirs that will be sold. The floral pattern is also nice and it incorporates the colors of the host nation's flag. Lets hope that Poland and Ukraine are able to put up a great show.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are a professional basketball franchise based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. They play in the Northwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association. Formerly known as the Seattle SuperSonics, the team relocated to Oklahoma City in 2008. Shortly after announcing the move to Oklahoma City, the team announced their name as the "Thunder" and unveiled their logo. Since the team was moved to OKC, the team has had a good run of success in 2011 and 2012 with its stars like Kevin Durant, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
- Light Blue which is the color found on the Oklahoma state flag
3. The letters, OKC - Oklahoma City and the team name 'Thunder' are quite prominent and use the dark blue color
The name Thunder was the most popular choice for the team logo, primarily because of the powerful storms that occur in the area know as Tornado Alley. Wind, Barons, Marshalls, Energy and Bison were some of the names under consideration.
Overall the logo is quite plain and does not make me go "Wow". The logo does not have anything obvious to represent the state or the city (like the Denver Nuggets logo shows the snow capped peaks). It does not have anything to represent the Thunder, except perhaps the orange and blue streaks that look like Lightening.
Other notes on the logo
- The Thunder worked with Ackerman-McQueen, Oklahoma City, and the NBA to develop the logo.
- The logo was launched with the AC/DC's big hit Thunderstruck".
The Brooklyn Nets are a professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. They are members of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference in the NBA. The team is one of two NBA franchises playing in New York City, along with the New York Knicks. Popular rapper and businessman Jay-Z is also a part owner of the Brooklyn Nets.
The Brooklyn Nets were called the New Jersey Nets until the end of the 2011-2012 NBA season after which they were relocated to Brooklyn, NY. In May 2012, the Nets unveiled two logos for their organization, a primary and a secondary logo. The new primary logo retains the shield from its New Jersey Nets logo but adds the 'B' for Brooklyn. The basketball has been on every logo of the franchise since 1967 when they were called the New Jersey Americans. This logo continues that traditional as well. Brooklyn is also displayed prominently at the bottom to round out the design of the primary logo.
The secondary logo, takes off from the primary logo by retaining the basketball and the B, but "Brooklyn" and "New York" surround the ball.
The logos have been designed by Jay Z and will have a black-and-white color scheme, which apparently pays homage to the old New York subway signage system.
Overall, the approach taken by the Brooklyn Nets is quite different because they have gone with a Black and White theme which make make it hard to put the logo on certain colors. However the Black and White combination can also be used quite effectively due to its striking contrast. No NBA team has B/W uniforms but many soccer teams use B/W uniforms and they look sharp. Time will tell how the logo will be received. Hopefully, the Brooklyn Nets will have more success than the NJ Nets.
Having lived outside India for many years, I have often seen many Indians complaining about discrimination and racism towards Indians in foreign countries. We rarely, if ever stop and think what a discriminatory society we are. From the age-old caste ssystem, to North Indians calling all South Indians Madrasis or calling Indians from North East India Chinky, we just discriminate. If I bring in religion, states, castes, regions the matter just gets too complicated. Even living in the US, I have heard Indians calling African Americans Kallu or call all East Asians Chnky. So perhaps, this ad below from Bharat Matrimony should really not surprise or shock me but it does. I have been seeing this ad on the South Asian channels and I am shocked that they have been running this ad on TV for so long. Take a look at it and see if you think its racist or not.
Still not convinced? Lets retry the same ad with a white American family and the son brings home a girl with tanned skin. Lovely old grandma goes, "How come he is dating that Brownie?". Our groom-to-be explains that his girlfriend has just returned from a vacation in Hawaii and so her skin is tanned. Everyone laughs and there is a huge sigh of relief. Cookies, Anyone?
Imagine this ad being shown on television here, there would be a huge uproar and social media would be going nuts. Unfortunately, this ad continues to play and its all fun and games. The least I would request is that if you are looking for a bride or groom, stay away from Bharat Matrimony and its related sites and use some other provider. Thanks for reading.
The Indian Premier League (also known as the "DLF Indian Premier League"), is a Twenty20 cricket competition created by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and sanctioned by the International Cricket Council. The first edition of the Indian Premier League started on 18 April 2008. The IPL now consists of 9 teams with the loss of the Kochi Tuskers who are not eligible for the 2012 season. The 2012 season will be the 5th season and will run from the 4th of April till the 27th of May.
The IPL logo consists of three pieces
- Batsman hitting a attacking stroke to represent the game of cricket. The swish of the ball moving attempts to signify that the game is fast moving and more exciting.
- The pyramid logo of DLF Universal Limited. DLF, is India's largest real estate developer based in New Delhi, India. DLF Universal secured exclusive rights to the Indian Premier League title sponsorship worth INR 200 crore (over US$50 million) for five years.
- The text "Indian Premier League" written in blue, probably to represent India's colours.
Overall, I am quite disappointed in the logo. Firstly it lacks any color and originality. I think the logo could have been more colorful. Secondly, plugging in DLF's logo in the logo is a poor attempt to please the sponsor.
The logos of the participating teams are a lot more colorful and original and the IPL logo pales in comparison even more. Click the Read more link below for additional details on the logos.
|The 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination tournament involving 68 schools playing to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 13, 2012 and will conclude with the championship game on April 2 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The event is also popularly known as March Madness because most of the US gets completely involved in this contest with a number of office and online pools going on. With no other major sporting event in the US at this time, its the most discussed event in March.|
The logo for the 2012 Final Four is shown above and its pretty bland with little to no creativity (see some of the older logos below)
- The logo has the NCAA along with the basketball
- It has the 2012 Final Four and finally
- the location of the event - New Orleans. The colors and the decorations around New Orleans are Black and Gold which are the colors of the New Orleans Saints.
Hope the games are more exciting than the logo. Click the Read More link below for historical logos.