Free is better than £400,000

Following on from the nauseating headache of an Olympic logo that London paid £400,000 for, the Beeb ran an unofficial competition for readers to submit their own ideas. Some of the best are below. The winner by a long shot is the top one designed by someone called Richard Voysey. Clearly Richard has more talent in his little finger than Wolff Olins (the design bureau who came up with the offical logo) have in their entire company. It seems tempers are running so high that both an online petition (with nearly 50,000 signatures) and the even the government are demanding a rethink. Personally I like the tube-themed logos. The five linked tube lines drawn in the style of the London Underground map perfectly encapsulate an image of London that most tourists and Brits would know instantly. But what do I know?

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