The 1998 4 'Snowlet' Nagano mascots (owl-like cartoons) weren't fashionably cute at all in my opinion. On the contrary, they truly looked like they had been designed by children. Although I never saw peace, harmony and goodwill meant to be represented -- or even the Japanese word for snow in the names, come to think of it.Maciamo said:I went to Beijing on the 11th to cast my vote on the mascots (er... sorry I mean I was in Beijing at the time and watch the events on CCTV).
They were justly saying on CCTV9 (in English) that China ought to choose mascots that look international so as to please everybody, and maybe could learn from mascots of previous Olympics. Yet, my impression is that the chosen mascots are very Chinese or East Asian in sensibility. We can see that modern China is going in the footsteps of Japan and South Korea, favouring cute, colourful and a bit childish characters. But I like them.
Mandylion said:I don't really mind these designs, but deep in my heart I question the need for mascots in the first place...
Elizabeth said:The 1998 4 'Snowlet' Nagano mascots (owl-like cartoons) weren't fashionably cute at all in my opinion.
Yes, the number amazed many Chinese too. Lots of comments and seems many dislike them. To me they look cute and I like them, but I have no idea if they match well with the spirit of The Olympic. And I don't like their names...Moreover, if I didn't read the news I could only recognize the panda and swallow...Maciamo said:China understood that very well and chose 5 of them ! Business, business...
Maciamo said:And what would you put on the t-shirts and other goodies ? The Olympics is more a commercial events than a sports one.
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