Earlier this week it was revealed on what the 2010 Olympic mascots here in Vancouver will look like as you can see below:
Its names are Quatchi, Miga and Sumi. From what I read, the initial goal was to make the mascots neutral so that both a child and adult could easily recognize or relate to. I personally feel the design leans more towards a playful direction that is more catered to a young spirited audience as oppose to something that is more neutral. Just for the record, in general I personally donâ€™t mind designs that are stylized and playful.
I know the more conservative crowd here seem to be more critical with comments such as how they donâ€™t believe these mascots do anything in terms of representing the city symbolically or that the style is â€œhideousâ€. That is sure not stopping anything from a business end though from what I see as people are already buying merchandises for memorabilia sakes.