I'm Olly Offord, and I'm all over London like a rash this Olympics  
Meeting the London 2012 Olympic Mascots around the capital:
So you finish work a little early, the sun is beaming outside and you are Olympic obsessed. It just seems too perfect that right outside is a small statue of Wenlock, one of the London 2012 Olympic mascots.
This particular statue, decorated to the title ‘Skyline’ in front of Tower Bridge, is the start of a small walking tour around this part of the river along which you can discover a whole series of differently painted mascots. Given that it incorporates the newly opened Swiss House, it would be rude not to give this a go. There are 82 dotted around London in total - can you spot them all?
More photos to follow.

Meeting the London 2012 Olympic Mascots around the capital:


So you finish work a little early, the sun is beaming outside and you are Olympic obsessed. It just seems too perfect that right outside is a small statue of Wenlock, one of the London 2012 Olympic mascots.
This particular statue, decorated to the title ‘Skyline’ in front of Tower Bridge, is the start of a small walking tour around this part of the river along which you can discover a whole series of differently painted mascots. Given that it incorporates the newly opened Swiss House, it would be rude not to give this a go.

There are 82 dotted around London in total - can you spot them all?

More photos to follow.

Olympic Posters in Tate Britain

12 prestigious British artists have each designed a poster for the London 2012 Olympic games and each of them are hanging in Tate Britain. They are slightly hidden away along a corridor next to the gift shop and are only worth a brief visit. But luckily the rest of the gallery is well worth a look.

Olympic Posters in Tate Britain

12 prestigious British artists have each designed a poster for the London 2012 Olympic games and each of them are hanging in Tate Britain. They are slightly hidden away along a corridor next to the gift shop and are only worth a brief visit. But luckily the rest of the gallery is well worth a look.

London 2012

A Poem by wide-eyed-and-clueless:

When the time comes

It will be historic

enjoyable

and, over in a flash

But, until then

let everyone vent their angst 

frustration 

and, downright dissatisfaction

with the forthcoming Olympics

First, and foremost

Londoners: Get out of the way

Or, go on holiday

Otherwise,  how on earth

will we be able to cope with the additional volume of people

stalking our  roads - amenities - and, facilities in general?

Your refusal is  categorical 

You say, you were heavily taxed

so that the games could ‘go ahead’

and, you fully intend  to stay in Town 

Well…alright. Fine.

You expand on your plans:

1. You decide  to hike

 hotel and restaurant prices

2. Charge exorbitant rates  for snacks and knick-knacks

And, 3. Generally beef up the fares for rail, train and taxi

to compensate, the long suffering Londoner

 for being inconvenienced and trod under

Accepted.  No contest. None, whatsoever.


NAYYAR SHABBIR AHMAD

thecreatorsproject:
Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Tower of Babel is now complete.

thecreatorsproject:

Anish Kapoor’s Olympic Tower of Babel is now complete.

themwg:

I’m loving Monica Bonvicini’s RUN sculpture for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. See more over on Designboom.

otombombadil:

So… I was listening to the news from the Beeb, on the new Orbit Tower sculpture created for the London Olympics. And the comparison with the Eiffel Tower came up. Repeatedly. Which left me thinking this.

otombombadil:

So… I was listening to the news from the Beeb, on the new Orbit Tower sculpture created for the London Olympics. And the comparison with the Eiffel Tower came up. Repeatedly. Which left me thinking this.

sugarfreeblog:

Frieze review the art made for the Olympic Park, they pick the most successful (yes, there are some!) and the ‘monuments to failure’. Overall the verdict seems to be that the collected works are unlikely to impart the kind of legacy that was intended for the regeneration of the area by the Olympic Delivery Authority.