Tokyo 2020 Reveals Striking Official Posters By Creatives All Over The World
By Izza Sofia, 10 Jan 2020
Images by various artist for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Tokyo 2020 has unveiled a collection of official art posters designed by creative professionals around the world.
The series includes work by both Japanese and international artists, such as British painter Chris Ofili, Manga artist Naoki Urasawa and French illustrator Philippe Weisbecker. Japanese graphic designer Taku Satoh, photographer Takashi Homma and painter Shinro Ohtake have also contributed to the selection.
The artists were invited to put their own spin on the Olympic games. Weisbecker, for instance, created a minimalist image of the Olympic stadium by drawing a line on rice paper. Satoh produced a hand-drawn poster showing the five Olympic rings, with patterned lines emphasizing the different trajectories towards their final goal on the logo.
Urasawa, on the other hand, illustrated a single page of a sports manga, a genre he says is “unique” to Japan. He elaborates that the posters convey various representations that “transcend sporting events, race and gender.”
Take a look at some official artworks, and check out the full collection here.
Take your first glimpse at the Tokyo 2020 Official Art Poster Exhibition. 🎨🖌️— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) January 4, 2020
Made by renowned artists, these posters encapsulate the Olympic and Paralympic spirit in just 20 posters. 🔜#Tokyo2020 🇯🇵 #RoadToTokyo pic.twitter.com/wJT6660V3n
Hirohiko Araki’s official artwork for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. pic.twitter.com/JU07Da4yf1— hirohiko 🥰 (@ArakiArt) January 6, 2020
All Inoue Takehiko Artwork for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. pic.twitter.com/GevewkYZXn— Takehiko Inoue's 井上雄彦 Art (@inoueart) January 6, 2020
Bell tries out for Tokyo 2020. pic.twitter.com/IspwT2LW0K— DanMachi Memoria Freese (@danmemoen) January 9, 2020
Tokyo 2020 Official Art Posters:— marifecita17 (@marifecita17) January 8, 2020
See the wild posters designed for Tokyo's 2020 Olympics by Chris Ofili, Viviane Sassen, and other artists. via @artnet 👉 https://t.co/lhGVPJABtK pic.twitter.com/aHudTUm3Oy
[via Tokyo 2020, opening image via Viviane Sassen]
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