Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Another $176,000 down the drain.


There is crap and then there is real crap and this definitely falls into the latter category.
Auckland on a "bad hair" day or as someone commented, a hairy Arse

11 comments:

WAKE UP said...

How is it that this kind of self-referential "designer" nonsense takes place over a period of time, remains a covert operation, spends thousands of unauthorised ratepayer dollars, produces a crap result - and ends up in a medium-sized paragraph on page 2? Talk about pork-barrelling and feather- bedding! Even if the need for it was proven in the first place, this is not the way to go about it, and it really is time these wastrels were held to account. Firing squads come to mind.

Sus said...

How, Wake? Socialism, silly!

Anonymous said...

And it's representative of... what exactly?

Anonymous said...

I know...a hairy ARSE!

Clunking Fist said...

a SPOTTY hairy arse.

Yuk.

It would be better suited to a city starting with the letter V...but not in Brasil, obviously.

kisekiman said...

Auckland, fraying at the edges.

kisekman said...

or is it unravelling.

Falafulu Fisi said...

Over $100,000 was spent on crap like this? Even if it was not crap, it is not worth that much. Probably about $2,000 to do it in photo-shop. Fuckn' waste of taxpayers money.

Anonymous said...

The post-apocalypse look - I love it. You guys just don't know good design. It's Derelicte. It's so hot right now. I think I'm going to go home and tear the corners of my house off. Maybe leave some insulation and framing pieces hanging out...Then maybe wear some torn rubbish bags to Fashion Week.

PM of NZ said...

Anon, most leaky houses already have the Derelicte look.

Thus the logo fits well with the subject city.

Dave Mann said...

anonymous, that's priceless... very sharp, thank you! Your allusion to 'fashion' is also spot-on. Cheers!

Yesterday Michael Laws shot this logo to pieces on his radio programme and called for some suggestions for a good catch phrase for Auckland. Apart from the obvious jibes about P and traffic etc, there were some really good suggestions made which show that you don't have to waste hundreds of thousands of dollars on so-called 'creative' wankery in order to be effective.