Banksy is back with two new pieces of street art ahead of this year’s London 2012 Olympic Games. The new graffiti works see a javelin thrower with a missile and a pole vaulter hurdling barbed wire.
Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE today unveiled the major new commission by British artist Rachel Whiteread for the building’s historic façade with the artist and an introduction by Danny Boyle, filmmaker and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Artistic Director. The work is Whiteread’s first ever permanent public commission in the UK and features … Read more
London Olympics adverts are coming quick and fast, now Samsung, one of the games official sponsors has teamed up with David Beckham for their Galaxy Note smartphone. Beckham plays Beethoven’s classic ‘Ode To Joy’, so often used by commercials and broadcasters ahead of Olympic coverage, by kicking footballs against a 15-foot wall of differently sized … Read more
Two British students have had the honour of designing the official UK coins to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The two designs – one for the Olympic Games and one for the Paralympic Games – will soon be in the hands of Games enthusiasts around the world, ahead of next summer’s Games. … Read more
After you have just been commissioned to design the London 2012 Olympic Torch, there isn’t much more to do, might as well retire and just live happy in the memory Daley Thompson and Kriss Akabusi has touched your work. Maybe that is just me, but the acclaimed, innovative London-based designers Edward Barber & Jay Osgerby … Read more
Rocky, Cool Runnings, Breaking Away and Chariots of Fire are amongst some of the sporting blockbusters set to be screened on recycled fridges in East London as part of Films on Fridges, launching tomorrow. Films on Fridges has resurrected Hackney’s Fridge Mountain, once Europe’s largest mound of discarded refrigerators, into a pop-up cinema for three … Read more