Amid great excitement, the EU has announced the winner of its 50th birthday logo competition. The prize went to Szymon Skrzypczak from Poland who gushed: “I almost not believe that I was able to convince the jury with my creation and can hardly imagine that it will appear all over Europe”.
The logo will be used for the EU's lavish 50th birthday celebrations, which will entail 50 back-to-back days of parties in Brussels and will cost European taxpayers millions. The EU Commission has said that it wants "to show that the EU can dance".
In the days since the release of this new logo the Open Europe blog team have stumbled across a few alternatives. We'll leave it up to our readers to decide which one is most appropriate.
The first is from the highly effective guerilla campaigners at the Democracy Movement:
Or there's this great one from the Spine