This photo shows the 12 official poster images designed by 12 British artists: (top row, from the left) Anthea Hamilton, Bob and Roberta Smith, Bridget Riley, Chris Ofili, (second row, from the left) Gary Hume, Howard Hodgkin, Martin Creed, Fiona Banner, (bottom row, from the left) Michael Craig Martin, Rachel Whiteread, Sarah Morris and Tracey Emin.
The posters will be put on display at a free exhibition at the Tate Britain museum as part of the London 2012 festival, a big arts festival that runs in conjunction with the Olympics from July 27-Aug. 12. You can buy the art here.
I like the different approaches to the art, and that the posters don’t necessarily make me think of sports right away. The shapes and lines give the feel of energy and movement, without the sports idea being so obvious.
What do you think?