The Amazing Race resemblance

Does CTV’s media site logo promoting their just-announced Amazing Race Canada look familiar to you? It did to comedy writer/producer Gary Pearson (That’s So Weird, 22 Minutes). He posted the above illustration on Facebook which shows the similarities between the new Race logo and CBC’s on-air logo from the late ’50s, early-to-mid ’60s.
Not that the ol’ CBC map was ever blue on my TV set back when I was a youngster waiting for The Friendly Giant to come on–it was always in glorious black and white. But CTV’s graphic does make this new venture seem like something of a retro race. Maybe the check points will be marked by Red Ensigns and the tasks will include tossing chalk in the air like Percy Saltzman.

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