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Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled

Martin Creed, Tracey Emin among twelve leading artists commissioned to work for next year's Olympic and Paralympic Games

Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
(L-R) Artists Martin Creed, Howard Hodgkin, Tracey Emin, Michael Craig Martin, Anthea Hamilton and LOCOG Chair and former Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe pose with former Olympic posters during a photocall at Tate Britain on June 20, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
Artist Tracey Emin poses with former Olympic posters. The photocall was held to announce the 12 artists who have been commissioned to design the new posters for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
Artist Tracey Emin and LOCOG Chair and former Olympian Lord Sebastian Coe pose with former Olympic posters during a photocall at Tate Britain on June 20, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
Artist Tracey Emin poses with former Olympic posters during a photocall at Tate Britain on June 20, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
Artist Tracey Emin poses with former Olympic posters during a photocall at Tate Britain on June 20, 2011 in London, England (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
Earlier this month, the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch was unveiled at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012 (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012 (Getty Images)
Arts meets sports as London 2012 poster designers unveiled
A detailed view of the prototype design of the new golden Olympic torch during its unveiling at St Pancras Station on June 8, 2011 in London, England. 8,000 torchbearers will carry the Olympic Flame around the UK during the 70-day relay, which starts at Land's End in Cornwall on May 19, 2012 (Getty Images)