The people in charge of making sure London proves to be the suitable host to the 2012 Summer Olympics, as opposed to a violent center of chaotic protesting and terrorist threats, have taken their first step in reminding the world how beautiful and inspirational the Olympics were intended to be from the first day a naked Greek dude ran faster than another naked Greek dude.
Twelve artists were commissioned to create posters for both the Olympics and the Paralympics, and as you can tell from the banner image, sh*t got real abstract. Now I’m no fancy, big city art aficionado by any means. I’ve been to the Louvre and I made plenty of off-color jokes about “that chick with no eyebrows,” so I’m not exactly the best person to be analyzing modern art. But I can’t help but look at these contributions and wonder why they didn’t just grab some finger paintings from the local daycare.