The Olympics logo looks like a bad Hackney gang graffiti.
OK. We got used to this one - sort of. We just try and not think about it, really.
Then some "leading artists" are commissioned to create some posters to promote the Olympics and paralympics. And the result is HERE.
My very own personal verdict, as someone who thinks art and literature are two of the most important things in life: bloody ugly and amateurish. Honestly, some of those posters could have been done by nursery school children. Someone is taking the *piss*.
What a shame.
There are still a lot of people who are hostile to art and who think that it's all but a waste of time, money, etc. Is THIS going to help?
Who would blame them when you present that kind of ridiculous work and announce it as being by "leading artists"? Where's the ambition to inspire, enthuse, celebrate beauty, challenge the senses?
There are thousands of extremely talented artists in this country, and that's all the people in charge of the Olympics can do.
It is shameful, really.
And yes, I am opinionated. And quite angry, actually, as it happens.
I think therefore I write.
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