30 June 2012

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Frieze Projects Announced For London’s Autumn 2012 Fair

Frieze Projects has announced its Autumn line up for 2012. This years programme of artists and commissions realised annually at Frieze London is curated by Sarah McCrory it includes five specially commissioned projects as well as the Emdash Award, which each year enables an emerging artist working outside the UK to present new work at […]

14 April 2012

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Stella McCartney Team GB Sweatshop Scandal

Allegations that the GB kits designed by Stella McCartney are being manufactured by exploited Indonesian workforce  The implications of such accusations made in relation to the factories contracted by Adidas have broad implications, deeply undermining the rhetoric of Olympics bosses that London 2012 will be the most ethical ever. These allegations spring from the results […]

3 April 2012

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NPG Olympic Portrait Exhibition Opens In Cardiff

Over 30 new photographic portraits of top athletes and key figures involved in the staging of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, are now on display in Cardiff Bay The printed panels on large specially-designed outdoor pods can be seen next to Cardiff Bay’s Wales Millennium Centre from today until 27 May 2012. […]

3 April 2012

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Tracey Emin Inspires BA Dove Plane For Olympics

British Airways reveal first painted Dove Plane to celebrate London 2012 British Airways has unveiled the first of nine painted planes in celebration of the London 2012 Olympics. The A319 has been painted to look like a dove, and was designed by Brighton-based designer Pascal Anson. Its first flight will be today on BA’s 1420 […]

28 March 2012

British Design Celebrated At V&A For Olympics REVIEW

  With the eyes of the world upon us for London 2012, the V&A celebrates all things British 2012 is Britain’s year. With the eyes of the world upon the capital this Summer, it is perhaps the great chance of 21st Century to showcase and celebrate this nation’s vibrant cultural identity along with its achievements, […]

23 March 2012

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Stella McCartney Reveals ‘Untraditional’ Team GB Olympic Kit

Stella McCartney and Adidas have unveiled ‘untraditionally British’ designs for the 2012 Team GB Olympic kit The new kit deploys the motif of the Union flag, with a dark indigo colour scheme offset with red shoes.  McCartney, Team GB creative director at Adidas, said the new kit was designed to bring the athletes under one […]

26 January 2012

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Neville Gabie Gives Seurat Bathers Olympic Makeover

Neville Gabie re-creates Seurat’s Bathers At Asnières on banks of the Olympic Park The Olympic Park’s artist in residence, Neville Gabie has re-interpreted the famous work by French post-impressionist painter Georges Seurat ‘Bathers At Asnières’. This 2012 version of a work dating from 1884, sees Neville Gabie substitute the original setting – the banks of […]

26 January 2012

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British Airways Commission Tracey Emin To Create Olympic Aircraft

Tracey Emin and Pascal Anson are working with British Airways to create Olympic-themed aircraft Turner Prize nominated artist Artist Tracey Emin is working with British Airways on making-over their aircraft for the Olympics. Her design will be called ‘The Dove’ and will be emblazoned across BA planes to celebrate London 2012 Tracey Emin has already […]

9 December 2011

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Olympic Posters Challenged By Art Students

Kingston University students have designed an alternative set of Olympic posters to compete with Official offerings from the likes of Tracey Emin and Howard Hogdkin 3rd year design students at Kingston University have created a set of alternative Olympic posters, to rival the official designs unveiled last month. While the official posters were designed by […]