Hacking the Olympic logo

China's crackdown on dissent in Tibet -- and, well, everywhere else within its borders -- makes Beijing an odd choice as host city for an international gathering dedicated to competition in the "spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." So it's no surprise that the Beijing Olympics logo is getting a few enhancements by culture-jammers.

The original at right, and some interpretations below.

Via Copy and Paste It.

Poster by Michael Parisi and Rebecca Cadman, via Mediation and notcot.

Update: Lest this seem like a mere graphic-design exercise or visual gag, the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy has grisly evidence of Chinese retribution.

Another iconic image making a comeback is the shot of a lone Chinese man blocking a line of tanks with his body in Tiananmen Square, 1989 (video):
Via Beau Bo D'Or.
Via Flickr user H@r@ald.

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