Comprehending the "Event Symbol"
A "Blue Man Group" like guy (only that he is red) running with a bat in hand; a white ball about to drop on his head; three sticks and five palm leaves on a blue stamp like background - that is probably what got etched in my mind when I first saw the event symbol (for the ICC cricket world cup 2007). But apparently there is more to it.
It is a logo that expresses the joy and exuberance of cricketers and cricket fans worldwide, in a Caribbean setting. The vibrant red figure central to the logo captures the exuberant energy of dance and celebration. The colour red represents the passion that the fans both in the West Indies and around the world have for the game of cricket.
The spirit of cricket and life in the Caribbean are shown through the close association of the core Cricket symbols of bat, ball and stumps, all presented in a palette of vibrant colours and shapes of symbols from the Caribbean.
The positioning of the bat and ball are figurative elements of the palm tree forming the trunk and fruit. The vibrant green of the crown of the palm tree, and the azure blue which stands for the surrounding sky and seas are the backdrop in which this prestigious tournament will take place.
Guess, you need some special skills to comprehend all that by just looking at the logo.
Labels: ICC World Cup 2007