Government website breaks the rules it hosts
The bottom of the Government Offices website showed the coat of arms on a black background. Screenshot
A Twitter user has pointed out that the use of the Icelandic coat of arms on the Government Offices’ new website goes against its rules of application.
According to the rules, the coat of arms should always have a white backdrop but the image on the bottom of the website is pasted onto a black background.
The funny thing is that the website in question is in fact also the host of these rules.
The spokeperson for the Prime Minister’s Office, Sigurður Már Jónsson, told mbl.is that even though the coat of arms at the bottom of the page only showed white outlines on a black background, another one could be found at the top of the page in the correct colors and on a white background. The other image, he said, is seen more as a stamp, and doesn’t break any rules.
Even so, it now looks like the image has been removed.