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11 May 2002 @ 02:32 am
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So the European union is going to replace the simple, classic, recognizable circle of stars on blue with this bizzaro melange of stripes. I weep.
northernnorthernveil on May 11th, 2002 02:31 am (UTC)
No! No! No!

I don't want that... thing!

<---is horrified
Lauratavella on May 11th, 2002 11:48 am (UTC)
I advise loud protest :)
northern: discussionChrisnorthernveil on May 11th, 2002 12:03 pm (UTC)
Hmm. From here:

EU may get new 'bar-code' logo

The European Union may be set to get a new bar-code-style logo as part of an image overhaul.

It would replace the current blue EU flag which has 12 gold stars representing member states.

European Commission president Romano Prodi commissioned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas to create the new design.

It places all the colours of the national flags of EU nations in strips alongside each other.

Mr Koolhaas says he wants to show the unique diversity and unity of Europe in one image.

The Independent reports Mr Prodi wants departments across the EU to look at altering Brussels' visual communication in the light of Mr Koolhaas' work.

Once member states agreed to the change, flags and letterheads would be changed.

Some designers don't like the new logo.

Bruce Dunlop, of Bruce Dunlop and Associates, said: "This is one of those ideas that would seem great around a boardroom table after a couple of Aussie chardonnays, but in practice it doesn't work."

The current EU flag was officially adopted by the European Commission in 1986.
Lauratavella on May 11th, 2002 05:29 pm (UTC)
I suspect the departments of the EU are going to say 'are you on crack.' So it may not be too late to save the classic one.
Jannejanne on May 11th, 2002 06:09 am (UTC)
My deepest sympathies for future generations of schoolchildren given the task of drawing the EU flag. *shudder*. Can only hope that logo was dated April 1st or something...
Lauratavella on May 11th, 2002 11:47 am (UTC)
But it will give them great practice for becoming abstract artists!
Titaniasummer_queen on May 11th, 2002 06:57 am (UTC)
That looks like a bizarre UPC code designed by a colour-blind Warhol wanna-be.
hegemony hedgehogagrimony on May 11th, 2002 09:28 am (UTC)
Technicolor Bar Code!
Lauratavella on May 11th, 2002 11:50 am (UTC)
There was actually a local DC artist that specialized in color-stripe paintings back in the 60s, fairly famous. Can't recall his name, though.
(Anonymous) on May 11th, 2002 05:25 pm (UTC)
Washington Color School
His name is Gene Davis

Parental Unit
Lurrelchibi_lurrel on May 11th, 2002 11:26 am (UTC)
mine eyes! it burns!
Genistagenitiggie on May 13th, 2002 04:39 am (UTC)
oh my God, it's a barcode.