GA, USA, 24 April 2006 - The global governing body over the
sport of finger jousting have released their new logo. After months
of planning, trial, and error, the design was finalized and revealed
in front of a small crowd of influential members. Among those present
was Julian Gluck, the acting president of the WFJF. The celebration
was kept hidden from the public eye so that media attention would
not be bothersome during the banquet.
was outspoken on his approval of the logo design. He, along with
other members of the WFJF, worked closely with the designers in
Company to create the perfect image to portray the federation
and sport to the populous. They went through many prototypes and
revision periods paying attention to even the most minute of details
to make sure that the logo symbolized and embodied the spirit and
vigor of finger jousting.
the proceedings, the Lord of the Joust had this to say, "The
inception of our logo is the biggest event since our organization
was founded, our new forum opened, and when we added the 'ing' to
our name. This is a great achievement and would not have been possible
without our designers and those who helped us in this process .
. . This may not be looked upon as one of the most important moments
in world history, but in the world of finger jousting, this is near
chose the logo to be built around the globe to represent our international
presence. This specific map projection was chosen, because it not
only shows the United States, where the WFJF is based out of, but
also Great Britain, where the sport originates from. The acronym
in the center is in our official serif font, Dauphin, to show the
correlation between medieval jousting on horseback and finger jousting.
The fingers are pointing diagonally upwards to make the hands look
like they are in a 'W' which stands for world. The hands are black
and white to show our multi-cultural fan base; as it says in our
current membership acceptance letters, 'Always remember . . . we
do not judge jousters by their age, race, ethnic background, gender,
or finger length. You may judge however by skill and weight class."
the last part of that statement, there was uproarious laughter.
When questioned about the colors on the globe, he explained that
there was no symbolism in the green land, white ice, nor blue water;
he said that was just the color that they are in real life.
ending of the logo was met with celebration, sadness, and closure.
It was a large step in the right direction, but there will be many
more steps that need to be taken on the road to the WFJF's first
major tournament. The logo can be put on any colored background
and can display or not display the "World Finger Jousting Federation"
subtitle below the globe depending on the situation. Overall, the
experience was a success, and this logo will serve as a "bounteous
beacon of light in the debilitating shadow of illiteracy,"
said Gluck, for years to come.
WFJF Media Department