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LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS HOST!

Congrats to London for being awarded the host of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games!

When I was in London, they had “Back the Bid” advertising everywhere! Posters were plastered throughout the Tube. Busses and taxis were completely painted with the 2012 London Olympics logo. They even had Back the Bid stitched on the Underground seats. Of course I have over 250 photos from my trip to London and I don’t have the photo online of the Back the Bid seats!

The posters were really cool. I tried taking one from the Underground, but they have them behind steel frame things. The posters you see above are missing all the official logos and even the fonts used in the headline treatment. I downloaded them from the BT Design Group’s site They designed the posters.

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Tom Saaristo
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Congratulations, London! Too bad the food will suck!

Laura K.
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Laura K.

tom, london food does not suck.

Matt Maldre
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I think Tom was quoting something recent in the news. I also heard someone on WGN Radio make a joke about how London food sucks.

Matt Maldre
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Why is the font different in the Horse poster?

Laura K.
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Laura K.

i noticed the different font as well. looks like Trebuchet/Gill Sans vs. Helvetica-ish.

i think i remember hearing the food snub on the news too. sorry tom!

Tom Saaristo
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After having just returned from Dublin I can say that the food there does NOT suck. My comment was reactionary more than anything. It seemed from an IM conversation with a friend. We started joking about how we couldn’t think of any famous Olympians from Britian and how 2012 could be their year as they have the home-turf advantage and are used to the fog and the food [specifically] and how athletes from other countries may be at a disadvantage because of those factors. “KEN, THE FRENCH PRACTICALLY INVENTED THIS SPORT BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THE BRIT IS COMING ON… Read more »

Matt Maldre
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Because it’s in london, and seeing that england is a major base for croquet, perhaps croquet will be an official sport that year! Time to get your wicket on!

Tom Saaristo
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Is croquet not an Olympic sport? It should be! I would love to see that!