The London Eye: Olympic Graffiti

The 2012 Olympics about to get underway in London in a few days, but one event that has been in full swing is the crackdown of the unauthorized usage of the Olympic brand by the International Olympic Committee. Which of course means that graffiti artists in the UK have been hard at work. Here are a couple of great examples attributed to Banksy (top) and Criminal Chalklist (although that is also in dispute as the original image is in turn attributed to Maximilian Holden Perchik). Solid Gold.

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Mark Kaufman is a partner at Vivitiv, an issue oriented design firm providing creative services for organizations involved in housing, technology issues, education, the environment, and the arts. His illustrations have appeared in The New York Times, The Progressive, National Lampoon, The Stranger, and The Oxford American. Mr. Kaufman writes and draws the comic strips American Affairs Desk and I Drew This Thing. Mark is Vice President Communications, ICON9 The Illustration Conference and is an editor at Illustration Age. Mark Kaufman's Illustration Site ///// Vivitiv Issue Oriented Design

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11 Comments on “The London Eye: Olympic Graffiti”

  1. July 24, 2012 at 10:54 am #

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    LONDON, 24 July — with the opening ceremonies of the Games of the XXX Olympiad just 73 hours away now, and with the International Olympic Committee cracking down on unauthorized “Olympic Brand” logo usage, Mark Kaufman at Illustration Age gives us a brief tour of Olympic Graffiti here in London.

  2. July 27, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    Thanks Vanessa!

  3. July 8, 2013 at 12:38 pm #

    I’ve got to say though, some of the fraffiti artists have some very creative ideas.. although maybe not the ideas that London Councils or the Government would like on display.

    Very artistic none the less.

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