Last week the official logo of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union Council was revealed to the public in a ceremony at the newly renovated Media Center in Nicosia (formerly International Conference Centre). The logo which can be seen above was described as a ship with colourful sails steering into a new destination, the heart of Europe, a turning point for Cyprus. The ship’s hull was made in the shape of a dove reflecting to the emblem of The Republic of Cyprus. It was chosen among many in a private competition and the winning logo was designed by a well known design company in Cyprus.
It now appears that possibly the design was not completely original work or at least a similar design was made before. The design, which can be seen below, is available for purchase at the popular stock photography and artwork website ShutterStock for a mere 8 euro. There is numerous similarities even in the description but we’ll let you be the judge.