Monday, May 14, 2012

The Camp David G-8 Summit Has an Official Logo

The United States will host the G8 Summit on May 18-19, 2012 at Camp David in Frederick County, Maryland.

During the 1970s, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, and Italy formed the Group of Six (G6) as an informal grouping of advanced industrialized economies that would meet annually to discuss matters of political and economic significance. Canada was added in 1976 to form the Group of 7 (G7). In 1997, Russia joined, creating the Group of 8 (G8).

The European Union also participates in the G8 as an observer and is represented by the Presidents of the European Commission and the European Council.

The G8 Presidency rotates among the members annually. The nation holding the presidency hosts the summit.

In 2012, the United States will host the G8 for the sixth time. Previous U.S.-hosted summits were held in Dorado, Puerto Rico in 1976, Williamsburg, Virginia in 1983, Houston, Texas in 1990, Denver, Colorado in 1997, and Sea Island, Georgia in 2004.

This year's G-8 meeting was originally scheduled for Chicago, but was moved because of fears of massive protests.

Here's the logo:


  1. Apparently, they no longer even have the capacity or budget to hire a real graphics designer.

    As someone who was an IT/ Finance major in college and has extensive use with both Gimp/Photoshop, that's absolutely disgusting.

    In a high school graphics design class, you would still get an F for that "logo".

    I understand it's enlarged here on the blog, but damn that's still ugly.

  2. Agreed with 'Ronald Paul'.

    This looks like it was produced by a toddler with some Crayons lol. But then again it's not surprising, government isn't about branding or image, it's about thuggery for the benefit of the elite and doesn't even try to hide this fact anymore

  3. Barry; "ok, whose turn is it to wear the hockey mask and rattle the knife against the window and don't even think about a panty raid"

  4. I disagree with @LOL and @Ronald Paul. This logo is brilliant. It looks like a boy scout created it. It is very warm and friendly to invoke images of childhood summer camp. It is all so innocent. The world leaders are off to camp with their sleeping bags. Perhaps they will sit around the fire, roast marshmallows, sing Kumbayah, and write letters to their mothers.