Here he is, Clyde the thistle, mascot for the city of Glasgow, Scotland. An article in today’s online edition of The Scotsman reports he is “the gallus, Glaswegian face of the 2014 Commonwealth Games – complete with spiky purple haircut and cheeky grin” designed by a 12-year-old schoolgirl.
The article furth notes that “design experts were generally more positive about Clyde than…the London 2012 Olympic mascots, aliens Mandeville and Wenlock.”
Thanks to my many visitors and readers for pushing my blog past 50,000 visits since 2007. I am really honored by the attention to my little posts. Of course, 5% of the visitors were simply searching for “feather pen” and they somehow landed here (and looked around, I hope). I can say that taking time to write here helps me better reflect on things above.
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