Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Olympic Fever

One of my favourity things about the Olympics, oddly is the graphics; its advertising and promotion and the memorabilia. That is why I am so excited about going to see 'A Century of Olympic Posters' at the Europa Gallery in Sutton's Central Library, on tour from The V & A Museum of Childhood.

This is a whole exhibition displaying posters from the games as early as 1912 (including my favourite, Mexico 1968) and memorabilia including the 1948 Olympic Torch and ticket to the 1900 Paris Olympic Games.

Here at Alfies, Liz Farrow from Dodo Posters has a vast collection of vintage prints, posters and advertising. She also has several early sporting prints available at shop on the 1st Floor.

A 1938, Frederiksberg poster, paper on linen

Liz Farrow's stand F071-73, 1st Floor in Alfies

So, if like me, the Olympics hasn't kick-started your practical interest in sport, why not immerse yourself in the early design and print on offer, so you are ready for the buzz of 2012?

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