POSTED: November 4th 2011
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London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic posters by top UK artists released today

London 2012 Olympic poster designed by Rachel Whiteread / London 2012
London 2012 Olympic poster designed by Rachel Whiteread / London 2012

London 2012 Paralympic poster designer Gary Hume with his poster Capital / London 2012
London 2012 Paralympic poster designer Gary Hume with his poster Capital / London 2012

LAURA WALDEN in LAUSANNE / Sports Features Communications

LAUSANNE: The official Olympic and Paralympic posters for the London 2012 Games were released today at Tate Britain in London.

The images will be available for purchase as posters and limited edition prints and will be exhibited at Tate Britain in a free exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival in the summer of 2012.

Olympic cities have been commissioning posters since 1912 to celebrate the Games and Paralympic posters since the first Paralympic Stoke Mandeville Games.

The London 2012 organizing committee, together with Tate and the Plus Tate Group (a group of 19 regional galleries across the UK) put together a list of over 100 artists up for the job. A panel comprising Nicholas Serota (Tate Director), Tamsin Dillon (Head of Art on the Underground), Judith Nesbitt (Tate - Head of National/International Initiatives), Carl Freedman (Counter Editions) Ruth Mackenzie (Director, Cultural Olympiad & London 2012 Festival) and Greg Nugent (LOCOG Director of Brand and Marketing) then narrowed the list down to one dozen.

The director of Tate, Nicholas Serota, said, “We are delighted that British artists have produced such compelling images in response to the Olympic and Paralympic Games.”

The artists are:

Olympic Posters

·  Martin Creed

·  Anthea Hamilton

·  Howard Hodgkin

·  Chris Ofili

·  Bridget Riley

·  Rachel Whiteread

 Paralympic Posters

·  Fiona Banner

·  Michael Craig-Martin

·  Tracey Emin

·  Gary Hume

·  Sarah Morris

·  Bob and Roberta Smith

Olympic cities have been commissioning posters since 1912 to celebrate the Games and Paralympic posters since the first Paralympic Games held at Stoke Mandeville.


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