We have just completed our design for the Official EJC 2014 logo. The final design is from Bill Dunne who also worked on a lot of the graphics for the 2006 EJC. Here is some of Bills other design work.
Description from the designer:
Inclusiveness was the first theme mentioned in the brief, so what better symbol to show this than the convention parade. No matter how new you are to circus, no matter your choice of prop (if any), if you are a professional or just enjoy it for its own sake, there is a place for you in the parade.
I have used the hand-stander and the contact juggler above the rest to symbolize the self, i.e. taking care of oneself, as I see these as two arts where without proper care and attention to ones body and mind, a high level of practice is unachieveable. To clarify: Body is represented by handstand as you cannot do this without a fit, healthy body; Mind is represented by contact juggling, as you must accept and not allow the frustration of repeated failure to get to you!
Additionally, a circus theme is shown in the variety of props/activities and in the choice of fonts and the location of EJC2014 - Ireland is also hinted at with the national symbol of the harp displayed the flag