2012 Olympics Merch Gets Torn Apart by Snarky Brit

Vice caught up with Stephen Bayley, British design critic, and he discussed his feelings on all the London 2012 Olympics merchandise that was flooding the city. Suffice to say he’s not too pleased with the products being sold. But to be honest, have you ever gotten a truly excellent souvenir or chachky?


  1. Cletus from Brooklyn

    July 29, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I have still not watched any Olympics coverage. Oops…

  2. BlueHeelerKY

    July 29, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hey Editor…it’s Bayley, not Bailey.

  3. TBVickroy

    July 29, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    So… He doesn’t like it?

  4. K Dubya

    July 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I love this guy!

  5. galactictraveler

    July 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    All souvenirs are stupid and the tourists that buy them are dumb. Unless of coarse, your the tourist and its your souvenir ! We are all dumb on vacation. Maybe we’re just trying to make the memories last. And the local merchants are trying to make a living .

  6. LizSetsFire

    July 29, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    this guys a douche but i love him.

  7. Jadi959

    July 29, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    A bit of truth with a self serving delivery.

  8. tommy-o

    July 29, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    he makes some good points.  However, how classy do expect these souvenirs to be when they all come with a picture of Lisa blowing Bart Simpson.

  9. elephant_droid

    July 29, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Lately this guy has been overheard in Mayfair. You better stay away from him.

    • punchy

      July 29, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      He’ll tear your lungs out    Jim 

      • Dash Riprock

        July 30, 2012 at 8:32 am

        I’d like to meet his tailor.

  10. Phild2400

    July 30, 2012 at 12:30 am

    What you need is a giant sight seeing fairies wheel to tie it all together – Oh wait you already have one of those – Never mind. 

  11. Phild2400

    July 30, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Is he London’s idea of the most interesting man in the world or the world’s biggest whinier

  12. FLprodivider66

    July 30, 2012 at 2:24 am

    I don’t trust a man who crosses his legs like that?…Almost like he’s “hiding” something!?

  13. Robb

    July 30, 2012 at 5:24 am


  14. DeathProof

    July 30, 2012 at 9:51 am

    “May the Schwartz be with you!”

  15. meddoc21

    July 30, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel