Lazy design really annoys me, I could understand it more if it was for a small company for a low amount of money but seriously? someone has been paid a huge amount to do this, no design process has gone into this it's just straight to the computer on this one.
Has anyone came across this story relating to the Glasgow Commonwealth games?
Row over 'identical' logo for Glasgow Commonwealth Games - Scotsman.com News
Whilst there are similarities in thse, I'd be pretty peed off if I was accused of plagiarism here. The original is shaped specifically into a heart, the shape of the people are a lot rougher and it uses primary colours (the same 4 colours that the Olympic rings use). There are millions of logos out there with red, green blue and yellow in. And like someone said above, people standing in a ring holding hands is hardly a significant element.
The olympic version, I actually prefer. It's a lot more fluid. They've added totally different elements with the connecting feet.
The Telluride logo and the Matisse picture look more alike than the Oympic logo and the Telluride one.