Italy leaves its mark

ItaliaThe Italian President Romano Prodi and Minister of Culture Francesco Rutelli unveiled a new website,  logo and slogan for Italy this week.   The website is at, the logo is as pictured here and the slogan is “Italy leaves its mark”. I’m no expert on design but I’m puzzled by the logo especially. Is it me or does it look like its been done by a 12-year-old playing with Photoshop? Like others, I suspect,  I wondered whether the green splodge was in some way meant to depict Italy’s land mass, but apparently it’s supposed to convey “movement, flexibility and imagination”.   Hmmm…

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