Now that the Tokyo Olympics has scrapped plans for that stupidly expensive stadium, it can focus on other things. Like questions over its new logo.
According to the official press release (via Under Consideration), the Tokyo Olympics logo is filled with symbolism:
The black colour of the central column represents diversity, the combination of all colours. The shape of the circle represents an inclusive world in which everyone accepts each other. The red of the circle represents the power of every beating heart.
【超絶悲報】東京五輪エンブレムがベルギーの劇場のロゴに酷似 124 2015/07/28 15:38 ベルギーの劇場のロゴのパクリだな 完全に一致！フォントまで同じ！！ 927 22:32 仏のデザイン会社が速攻気づいて海外で拡散中 pic.twitter.com/FJsUnlr3xn
— さんぽねこ (@patrolcat) July 28, 2015
The Théâtre de Liège logo dates from 2013.
On Twitter, graphic designer Olivier Debie uploaded the animated image below, asking if the Tokyo Olympics logo was plagarism. Note that even the fonts do appear somewhat similar.
— Olivier Debie (@OliDebie) July 28, 2015
As Fashion Snap reports, other Twitter users say the logos are different. Well, what do you think?