Check Out the London 2012 Olympic Posters


Remember all of the controversy that erupted when the logo for the London 2012 Olympics was first released back in 2007? As Alice Rawsthorn later wrote in The New York Times, “Garish colors, aggressive shapes and dodgy typography were just a few of its design crimes. Some thought it looked like a swastika. Others spotted Lisa Simpson doing something unmentionable. The animated version caused seizures among some people with a particular type of epilepsy.”

Luckily these posters designed to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, which we spotted thanks to Creative Review, shouldn’t cause the same kind of drama. Created by some of the UK’s most famous artists, including Bridget Riley, Tracy Emin, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread, and Bob and Roberta Smith, the works were recently unveiled at Tate Britain in London. Click through to check them out know, and let us know if you have any favorites in the comments.