Olympic and Paralympic Posters for London 2012

12 June 2012 – 31 December 2012

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

Art on the Underground presented a collection of specially commissioned images by twelve of the UK’s leading artists to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games at Piccadilly Circus and Southwark Underground stations.

Since 1912 each Olympic host city has commissioned one or more posters to celebrate the hosting of the Games and since the first Paralympic games was held at Stoke Mandeville posters have also been commissioned for the Paralympic games. These official posters are now themselves a special celebration of the meeting of art and sport over the last 100 years. The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has commissioned twelve of the UK’s leading artists to create images to celebrate London hosting the 2012 Games, six for the Olympic Games and six for the Paralympic Games.

The artists were encouraged to celebrate the Games coming to London and to look at the values of the Olympic and Paralympic games. Each image is a distinct interpretation of either the Olympic or Paralympic Games by the individual artists and the diversity of the series demonstrates the extraordinary creative talent that exists within the UK.

The twelve images were on display at Tate Britain during the summer as part of the London 2012 Festival and are available to buy as posters or limited edition prints. For information visit london2012.com/festival

Part of the London 2012 Festival

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