Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New logo: Irish EU presidency

On January 1, Ireland took over the rolling Presidency of the Council of the European Union, commonly referred to as the EU presidency. As is the custom, Ireland has commissioned a logo that will be used during the presidency.

The logo was selected through a public poll launched way back in November 2011. Irish design agency Red Dog had created four suggestions, all featuring distinct symbols in the same green-blue colour scheme. Red Dog was also behind the logo for Ireland's last term as the EU president in 2004.

The winner was announced in February 2012 and is called "spirals". It features four interlocked spiral e's in a shape that reminds one of Celtic art. It should represent the rolling nature of the EU presidency and Ireland's four decades as an EU member.

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The four proposals.

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Background pattern.

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