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World Rugby confident of originality of 2019 RWC logo design

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By STEVE DOUGLAS

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Good stuff, hopefully the World Cup here is a success and drives Rugby interest across Asia and the rest of the world. I reckon Rugby should eventually be up there with Soccer, with the Super Rugby being able to help achieve this

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Good, hope that is true. Unfortunately, while the logo may be OK, there is still nothing they can do about the fact that the new national stadium won't be ready in time to host the RWC, as originally planned. What a shame and what a poor reflection on Japan.

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It sounds like they really needed to check before they were 'confident' about its originality. That in itself doesn't spur much confidence in the hiring and designing process. In any case, I can't see that logo being a copy of anything, because the design is horrid.

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the logo arena is now getting like apple lawsuits – too trivial

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Should've made the rising sun the shape of a rugby ball...or maybe that's not original

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Kinda looks like somebody twisted up a can of Pepsi !

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People have to take a look at it with less critical eyes here. It's pretty cool really, and better than the Tokyo Olympics logo. Plus look at the World Rugby Federation logo.

http://www.worldrugby.org/

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Nice

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”It sounds like they really needed to check before they were 'confident' about its originality. That in itself doesn't spur much confidence in the hiring and designing process. In any case, I can't see that logo being a copy of anything, because the design is horrid.”

As usual. What's wrong with this man? Every single word he says is negative towards Japan. If I don't like the foreign country I live in, I'll go back to the home country.

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Nice concept, but as a logo it has some issues. A good logo should be able to be reduced to black and white, and made small, and still be legible as being the logo that it is. This one would fall apart in black and white.

I think they should have gone with Fuji and the red circle only, not the foreground that is unnecessary.

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AstoBoy: "Every single word he says is negative towards Japan."

The blind see what they choose. Like most insecure people you only want praise where it is not deserved, and wish to know what people think of Japan (as long as it's good), so much so that you can see and comment ONLY on the negative. I praise Japan very often, my friend. Praised the women here just yesterday, as well as Autumn foliage, and always praise sports teams and often athletes (not the media for their reporting on them), as well as heaps of other things. I have every right to criticize the things I don't agree with.

"If I don't like the foreign country I live in, I'll go back to the home country."

The retort of those with no real argument. I'm not criticizing Japan on this logo, AstoBoy (again, did you mean your handle to be AstRoBoy?), I'm commenting on how I think the logo is ugly. Period. YOU chose to take that as a stab against Japan, which again says a lot about your insecurity.

I suppose if I had praised the logo you'd be patting yourself on the back right now as though you had helped create it.

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luvjpfam: "typical smith, J bashing like always haha."

There was an opinion question the other day asking if you were proud of the country you were born in. I said yes and no, pointing out that I would never take personal pride in something my countrymen and women did if I had nothing to do with it, same as I would not be personally ashamed by any scandals or history, etc., that I had nothing to do with. Japanese should feel no differently about their fellow nationals' accomplishments or atrocities that occurred in the past, though of course everyone is entitled to an opinion on anything and everything, and in particular the goings on in the nation they reside.

Only an insecure person would look at the post and see any kind of J-bashing. I did poke fun at the Olympic scandal of plagiarism by saying the committee sounded a little unsure by suggesting they were sure (doesn't need to be suggested if you are!), but beyond that I just said the logo is ugly. Nowhere did I say it was ugly because Japan had created it, or otherwise. I think the shape of Mt. Fuji in the design is ugly, and the alternating black/grey with the white/grey peak is also ugly -- the could have made it much simpler and more effective. Anyway who takes that as a slight at Japan really needs to speak to look in the mirror and do some self-confidence exercises; maybe worry a little less about what others think or stop taking it as a personal insult if you don't agree with it (or personal praise if you do). Not everything is about you.

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So we've come to this, that sports logos have to be prefaced of its originality

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