The city of Oslo recently published a presentation headlined “Proposal for renewed coat of arms (Forslag til fornyet byvåpen)”. The proposal above caused quite an uproar, as both politicians and the general public were worried what would happen to the old one.
As a designer and a citizen of Oslo, I was offended my self. I understand the old coat of arms is not great as a small logo, but we still have colors in 2018, right? I had to give it a shot:
As the debate continued, a few people were speaking up for the naked woman in the old coat of arms. I myself had never realized there was a naked woman in the Oslo emblem (did you?), but I made an attempt to draw some curves:
Oslo has now changed the presentation headline to “New visual identity in Oslo (Ny visuell identitet i Oslo kommune)”