Published on March 5th, 2015 | by Flipside0
UKIP opens design competition to replace admittedly ugly logo
As all political parties up the ante in the run up to the general election in May, UKIP has recently acknowledged that one of the main turn-offs for voters is the ugly logo that represents their cause.
The campaign coordinators have opened a competition to the public to redesign their logo, fearing that more discerning voters are being held back from voting for the party by the sheer ugliness of the canary yellow, royal purple and pound symbol embellished logo.
An anonymous UKIP campaigner revealed: “Last month there was a communal realization that the logo was simply too busy, too gaudy and dare I say it, too groovy. UKIP is going up in the world, and the new logo must reflect our emerging distinguished aesthetic.”
Explaining why no one realised how unappealing the logo was when it was first designed, the campaigner said: “At first we didn’t want to hurt the designer’s feelings, he’s a really nice guy. But as UKIP has got more successful we have all been forced to admit that yellow and purple is rarely an aesthetically pleasing colour scheme.
“We feel this design malfunction is the only thing standing between UKIP and glory.”
UKIP is now requesting a new logo that will embody the values of the party and the voters they represent. It is important to the party that the pound sign remains part of the logo, although other obscure Hindu symbols may be considered. The competition winner will be rewarded with a signed picture of Nigel Farage, a silk Union Jack and a UKIP fleece.