Rs100,000 for the 45th National Day Celebrations logo (2013)
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On the 28th February 2013, the government announced the national day celebration ceremony under the theme of “Enn Pei, Enn Nasion, Enn Destin” on their Rs 50 million worth web site and also, published the official logo for this special day. Selected from 95 entries participating in the competition, the person who submitted this logo will be officially awarded Rs 100,000 on this same day.
The Rs100,000 worth logo
According to the gov web site, the description goes as follows:
The logo shows four hands which are linked by the colours of the Mauritian flag and altogether they represent a dove.
Launched on the 23 January 2013, some of the specifications/conditions for the competition were as follows:
- Format – Vector format and high definition jpeg.
- Colour – Maximum four flat colours or quadrichromy (full colour).
- The Logo must also be submitted in colour A4 size along with a reduced black and white version of 3 x 3 cm.
- Each entry shall be an original work and free from any copyright.
- A brief on the logo explaining the various features and their significances must also be submitted.
Strangely, a blog visitor mailed me the following link to the Human Rights Logo web site (screenshot below):
Do it yourself logo
(Graphics sent to me by the same person who mailed me)
Without naming any person or accusing anyone of plagiarism, I definitely prefer striking original logos to the ones that have been “inspired” from other existing logos. This makes me remember a very similar post I wrote about another “Mauritian” logo. On top of that, the official logo for the 12th March does in no way looks like a “hand” or four hands as described by the government. The bird (or whatever) as presented, looks more like the one in the Phoenix Beer logo. And since when did the dove gain importance in the Mauritian history? As far as I know (correct me if I’m wrong), the white dove and the olive branch is used as a symbol of peace. But a large red dove on its own? And why does the red color occupy 50% of the logo while the other 3 colors make up the rest of the design? Just my personal point of view of course!
Your comments? And perhaps, anyone with good background in design and logos can help to assess this one? (Please note that defamatory or similar comments which can land me into trouble will not be approved.)
Bon weekend to all!!!