CELEBRATE DIVERSITY – a UNESCO logo competition

Competition Details
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Celebrate Diversity - PD01

by Tasos Polydorou
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Cultural diversity is expressed in the variety of different and contrasting colours, (as opposed to different shades of the same colour). At the same time, the design illustrates that the different colours, i.e. cultures, often overlap, creating links and common ground between cultures. If we look closely, we will even discover such links, or bridges, between what some might consider ‘opposite’ cultures. This is expressed in the two sides of the icon – one facing east and the other facing west – which nevertheless meet in the centre. The radiance of different cultures is represented here in the small dots to illustrate its vulnerability, and the fact that it is often suppressed and even threatened by voices advocating a ‘uniform world vision’. And yet, cultural diversity must be recognized, promoted and protected.