Collect London 2012: a few more of your images

Word and Image
August 6, 2012

So many great images have been contributed to the Collect London 2012 project (see last post) that I couldn’t resist putting a few more on the blog. Have a look at the Flickr group and add your own images from the last two weeks. The aim is to create an archive of photos that will preserve a snapshot of some of the more peripheral visual aspects of the London Games: Olympic-related signage, advertising, posters, shop windows, news stands, clothing, graffiti…At the end of the project, the images will be downloaded to create a research resource for the future.

Celebrating the success of Team GB in shop displays, railway signs and news stands. The Royal Mail has been painting a letterbox gold in the home town of each gold medalist:

'Wiggins' pasted over shop fascade   'Go Team GB' in balloons at a florist stand

railway sign congratulating Tean GB   Letter box being painted gold

Faces of Olympic gold medalists pasted on wall   tesco news stand with Olympic headlines

Images by V&A Prints (top left); Nicola Swann (top right); Kevin Blowe (middle left); Lee Smith (middle right); surreyblonde (bottom left); Catherine Flood (bottom right).

Olympic graphics on an architectural scale from Olympic venues to projections on Windsor Castle. Below is a subversion of the Adidas brand (Adidas is one of the official Olympic sponsors) projected on to a tower block overlooking the Olympic Park:

Olympic graphics over Earls Court venue fascade   projection of rower on Windsor castle


Images by Andy Wilkes (top left); Phil Chappell (top right); Guy Smallman (bottom left and right).

Magenta: the defining colour of the London Games:

magenta graphics inside Olympic venue   Pink London 2012 banners

Man pointing with pink Olympic glove

Images by 苏打水 (top left); Andy Wilkes (top right); Nicola Swann (bottom).

More iterations of the Olympic rings:

skicker over poster featuring the Queen   People sitting under Olympic rings

Hedges in shap of Olympic rings    Street art of Olympic rings as triangles

Images by Catherine Flood (top left); Andy Wilkes (top right); Maggie Jones (bottom left and right).

Girl with decorative Union Jack clothing

               Image by Nicola Swann

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. Keep the photos coming…

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