Here are twelve posters that have been created by leading British artists to celebrate London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The artists were asked to create imagery that celebrates the Olympic Games coming to London and expresses the values of the Olympics and Paralympics.

The images will go on show at Tate Britain in a free exhibition as part of the London 2012 Festival this summer, full details can be found on the festival website www.london2012.com/festival. The images will also be featured as part of a high profile campaign to promote the London 2012 Games.

The posters (at a cost of £7) and a small number of limited edition prints are available to order on the London 2012 online shop.

Rachel Whiteread – LOndOn 2O12
For her print, she has composed a pattern of overlapping rings in the Olympic colours. The rings explore the emblem of the Olympic Games, and also represent marks left by drinking bottles or glasses. They act as memories of a social gathering, such as the athletes in the stadium during the opening ceremony or the spectators of the Olympic Games.

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