Saturday, May 08, 2010

La Crosse sign

I'm puzzled by this sign. I spotted it in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It can be read three ways. "Olympic," "Oly-Mpic" or "Ly-O-Mpic." Okay, I know it's just supposed to be Olympic, and it hints at the Olympic games' five-ring logo. I guess the designer felt a need to fill in the "O."

How's the Olympic Builders logo stack up against some other Olympic logos? Not too bad. [Click for bigger.]

This nifty post by Daughter Number Three inspired me to post my own La Crosse signage photo. Thanks for shaming me into action, D#3!


Daughter Number Three said...

No shame, David.

Wow, that is a great example of "concept" (quotes intended) over content.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I like the Vancouver Olympic sign/symbol. It had flair. Roland

David Steinlicht said...

I usually like the Olympic logos. The Torino, Beijing Vancouver and London logos all have something to recommend them. The Vancouver guy was particularly nice, I agree.