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The Times Olympic Artist Covering London 2012 Games

The Times Olympic Artist Covering London 2012 Games

Tim Vyner worked for the Times Newspaper throughout the London Olympic Games making 3 drawings and animations per day for the print and online editions. He worked exclusively on an iPad covering the atmosphere and build up across the city and around the games submitting digital drawings 3 times a day that were published in real time as he made them. He also produced one of the Newspaper's Wrap Around Souvenir Posters of the Games on Day 12, August 9th. He also submitted 3-400 words a day and had a half page feature in The Games section of the paper every day throughout the Olympics. His animations for the online editions of the paper were created by recording the history of each iPad drawing and using audio created by recording the sounds around him as he drew. This project came with press accreditation, which granted Tim access to the MPC and the Olympic Park as well as unprecedented exposure for an illustrator in a daily newspaper during London 2012. An exhibition of all the work that was published in the paper was held at The Gallery in Redchurch Street from 5th - 9th December and was supported by The Times and Bath Spa University, where Tim teaches Illustration.

Tim Vyner, The Times Souvenir Poster No 12, 08.09.12
Tim Vyner, The Times Newspaper
Tim Vyner, The Times Newspaper