I wasn’t in London for the Olympics but we saw a lot of the preparatory work being done. Wenlock, the one eyed mascot for the London Olympics, and Mandeville, the one eyed mascot for the ParaOlympics were at all of the major tourist attractions.
Wenlock is a weird looking thing. Mandeville is also odd. What’s with the bizarre Cyclops like Olympic mascots?
Being Curious, I looked up Making the Mascot. Aha.
Wenlock and Mandeville were designed by committee. Designers, artists, agencies, toy industry experts and more. That’s why there’s a replica of a taxi light on the top of their heads. And bracelets worn that represent the colors of the Olympic rings.
Personally I would’ve preferred something like a hedgehog or sheep.
Gromit from Wallace and Gromit would have been awesome I think.
But then I’m not a committee.