tom, what are some really traditional Italian food items? i don't know if the meatball is something that personifies Italy. i've never been to Italy myself, but i know people who have, and the food there is kind of different from what we Americans imagine it to be. maybe a plum tomato? maybe a ring of calamari? maybe a head of garlic? something else circular?
i don't like these characters. they have no personality. they are boring. they don't seem purposeful or symbolic enough.
How about a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese!
Oh, and these characters look like marshmallows!
This Pedro Albuquerque must give really good presentations. It looks like Pedro presented doodles on a cocktail napkin and the Italians told him to do nothing else.
Though I'm glad to see that Pedro spent the extra time to actually color in their bodies with red and blue. What extra effort that must have been.
I bet others who spent alot of time developing characters for this Winter Olympics mascot competition are really ticked off.
And why are they red white and blue when the colors of the flag of Italy are red white and green?
Oh a wheel of cheese! brilliant, tom!
Marshmellows! Neve and Gliz get skewered many times on this phtoshop challenge: http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=1168608
Here's the backstory on how they were selected: http://www.thespoof.com/news/spoof.cfm?headline=s6i6705
But actually, i think these were not done by some 38-year-old, it was done by one of the board executives kids.
And they are red white and blue, because AMERICA ROCKS!
I didn't think a 38-year old man would do this. This must work for the little kids back home, but for the Winter Games? These mascots would be appropriate models for the souvenir stuffed toys from the organizers, but as the real mascots? I think I'd like to challenge the contest organizers to a snowball fight.
Compared to some of the other grotesque horrors in the pantheon of Olympic mascots, the blandness of this pair comes as something of a relief.
This must be a joke?
Well, I think they're cute! I agree, though, they should be red, white and green for the colors of the Italian flag.
It's really a snowball and an ice cube!?!? Wow!
I just heard that the pins that are being sold for the 2008 Olympics in China are already worth more as a collectible than the Neve and Gliz commemorative pins!
i like it
i think there a bit to easy looking theres no detail i could draw that and way better.
I think its retarded. thats the point why couldnt the mascot be an elephant or something?
you mean pedro off of napolion dinamite?
Its kinda funny for italy to have ice cube and snowball as an italian mascot it would have been better to use Mario and Luigi as their mascot. This would have been better for Canada or Russia or maybe a boot you know cuz italiy is shaped like a boot!