London 2012 Olympics Logos for Visio

The excitement around the Olympics in London this summer is growing, and there are many companies, organisations and individuals preparing to have associated events. Therefore, I thought it would be useful to have Visio versions of the logos available.

I downloaded the original SVG files from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:All_London_2012_logos.svg, and then opened them in Visio. Once I had them in Visio, I was able to slightly clean them up by combining some of the resultant shapes, then I renamed the shapes to make them easier to explore. I then made a single master shape, with three Shape Data rows to allow the user to select between six different official colour versions, and a custom option to allow you to sub-select shapes to format as you like.

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I also enabled the shadow to be switched off, and the registered trademark logo to toggle between two different appearances that I found on the web.

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I have added a right mouse menu to change the Shape Data rows, and there are triggers in the User-defined cells to return the formatting to the official visuals when the Logo Type value is changed.

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I do not claim any copyright of this Visio shape, and you should study how you are allowed to use the brand at http://www.london2012.com/about-us/our-brand/using-the-brand.php. I have added this hyperlink to the shape, along with a couple to my own websites.

The Olympic rings in the White(and Black) version were a challenge because they were not available in the original svg. So, I created a special circle that has two optional gaps, controlled by Shape Data values. I could then simply duplicate this circle shape, select the number of gaps required, and rotate/flip and colour the shape as required.

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You can download the Visio file from here : http://skydrive.live.com/?cid=3350D61BC93733A9&id=3350D61BC93733A9%212505

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