Poster designs for the 2012 Olympics in London have been unveiled, and will be created by the nobility of the British art world.

This article titled “Top British artists to design 2012 Olympics posters” was written by Mark Brown, for The Guardian on Monday 20th June 2011 23.01 UTC

Posters for next year's Olympics and Paralympics will be designed by top British artists including Howard Hodgkin, Bridget Riley, Tracey Emin and Chris Ofili, it was announced.

The 12 commissioned artists were named to coincide with the one-year countdown to next year's London 2012 festival – part of the Cultural Olympiad celebrations – which opens on 21 June .

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