Monday, August 15, 2011

The decline and fall of art and design, as seen in Olympic advertising through history

The Olympic Games FB page posted this gallery of Olympics posters through history.

Watch as the style transitions from neoclassicism to awesome art nouveau, through homoerotic constructivism, hyper-nationalism, and mid-century minimalism to shit, shitty and shittier.  (Although Atlanta's not bad.)

I took the liberty of adding London 2012, the "XXX Olympiad" that has been described as pornographic Simpsons fanfic:

Let the Games begin...

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