Take a look at the breath-taking artwork commissioned to celebrate the Games
With London’s 2012 Olympics and Paralympics drawing ever closer, twelve of the nation’s best modern artists – including the likes of Tracey Emin, Martin Creed and Anthea Hamilton – were commissioned by London 2012 to create posters that capture the spirit and excitement surrounding the Games.
The practice of Olympic poster-commissions dates back to 1912, when Sweden commissioned Professor Olle Hjortzberg to create this colourful design:
Below are the twelve designs that represent this year’s Games, with each encapsulating the nation’s excitement at the imminent Games. We love the use of colour and the vividly abstract depictions of national landmarks (such as Big Ben), as well as the simplistic beauty of each design.
View the full exhibition at the Tate Britain until 23rd September. Admission is free. Click here for more info.