The penny pinching bankrupt Spanish Government has once again shown it’s complete and utter incompetence by spending €185.000 of hard earned tax payer money on a new logo for the “Junta de Andalucia”.
The “Gobierno del Cambio” (Government of Change) led by the Partido Poplular and Ciudadanos led Junta de Andalucia decided to update the logo which it has been used since 1997. The new logo consists simply of the letter “A” (and coud have been designed by a 5 year old).
The new logo has cost € 185.000 euro to re-design but the cost of rolling out all the changes will be much higher. The letter “A” will be added to posters, information leaflets, and official documents. Furthermore, there will be an extensive advertising campaign to announce the progressive changes made by the local Government.
Cumplir 40 años es un buen motivo para renovarse. Espero que os guste mi nueva imagen. 😊 pic.twitter.com/79Bxwu6FNl
— Junta de Andalucía (@AndaluciaJunta) January 30, 2020
One user said of the new logo on Twitter “VAYA MIERDA DE LOGO” which roughly translates as “a piece of sh*t”.
Thousands of Euro will be wasted printing new stationary while the hospitals are abandoned.
Ahora millones de euros en logos de cartas, papelería, cartelería, etc. etc y los hospitales andaluces abandonados
— antonio barreda (@abarreda1965) January 30, 2020
“How much did it cost? There are families who cannot even pay the electricity bill. Is this “A” really a main priority for Andalucia?”
Cuánto ha costado? Porque hay familias que ni pueden pagar la factura de la luz ¿En serio esa A era necesaria ante otras prioridades que tiene Andalucía?
— María José/♥️/🇪🇦/🇪🇺/🌹/🏴☠️/🐈 (@SuperPititi) January 30, 2020
Another user noted that the new logo looked very much like a copy of the logo used by the Asecan de Cine Andaluz awards.
🤷🏼♂️🌾 ¿Nueva imagen de la Junta de Andalucía inspirada en el logo de los premios Asecan de Cine Andaluz? pic.twitter.com/vvsB9BjySm
— Juan C. Romero (@juanca_sev) January 30, 2020
And with the devestation cause recently to property and the daily lives by Storm Gloria to the neighbours of the region, questions have been asked about the need for the new logo and the local authorities have been labelled as “shameful”.