How this move is a good thing from a graphic design point of view.
It was announced that the 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris while the 2028 Summer Olympics will be held in Los Angeles.
From a design point of view I find this a relief for Los Angeles because the logo they were using to promote the 2024 push would possibly lead to silly references of American Laziness.
Case in point, look at the two images here. As you can plainly see, the LA24 combination is something you could easily mistake for the word LAZY based on the projection on the building shown to the right. At first glance that is exactly what I saw and was wondering how they actually came up with such a design without seeing it themselves.
This is a lesson to all designers that you should take a step backwards and view your layout not only from a distance but from a different perspective of what your shapes may mean to the first glance eye. Especially in today’s world of quick glance Internet news browsing. Your message, especially in social media form, may all of a sudden become something else if the font changes, the lighting is different, or the medium isn’t quite right for the job.
In the end the push to 2028 is also going to be a good thing for LA so they can prepare financially for what is always a terrible burden on any community. The Olympics are best known as the event that will kill any local economy for the lower class while only feeding a few deep pockets. Hopefully for LA this won’t be the case.
Remember… always look at your design to ensure you are not saying something else!