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Game on: fly the flag with Olympic and Paralympic posters by Brit artists

Posted at 3:30 pm, November 4, 2011 in Arts & Entertainment

Chris Ofili For the Unknown Runner © London 2012Launched today, twelve major artists including Tracey Emin, Howard Hodgkin, Gary Hume, Bridget Riley and Fiona Banner are flying the Brit-art flag with their designs for the official Olympic and Paralympic posters for the London 2012 games. We’re liking Chris Ofili’s pumped up ‘Unknown Runner’ (above) and Martin Creed’s podium (below, top), but can’t get excited about Rachel Whiteread’s Olympic tea-rings (below, bottom). As well as a free exhibition of the posters at Tate Britain during the Cultural Olympiad, where they can be bought for £7, there are much pricier limited prints for sale via Counter Editions.

See the posters at Tate Britain or buy them online at london2012.com/festival.

Martin Creed Work No 1273 © London 2012 Rachel Whiteread 2012 © London 2012

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