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Official Rio 2016 Olympic Games posters

posted by Alice Harrison August 7, 2016

With the Rio Olympics upon us, the 13 artists chosen to capture their depiction of Brazil through their distinctive yet contrasting aesthetics have unveiled their creations. Breaking tradition from the usual single Olympic poster design, Carla Camurati, director of culture for the Rio Olympics explains to Paste Magazine “one artist couldn’t accurately represent the more than 200 million walks of life that call the South American host country home.” From contemporary adaptations of the traditional motifs to the sculptural silhouette of a runner illustrated on Copacabana Beach, the series of vibrant posters represent the beauty and diversity of Brazil.


Rings of Colours by Ana Clara Schindler and Estúdio Preto e Branco

Previously on display at the Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava’s science museum, the Museum of Tomorrow, the collection has been placed on show at the Deodoro Olympic Park and will be displayed throughout the Olympic games. Soon afterwards, the posters will be housed as decorations throughout local Rio schools.


Juarez Machado



The thirteen artists carefully selected include: Alexandre Mancini, Antônio Dias, Beatriz Milhazes, Claudio Tozzi, Ana Clara Schindler, Gringo Cardia, Gustavo Greco, Gustavo Piqueria, Guto Lacaz, Juarez Machado, Kobra, Rico Lins, and one non-Brazilian artist, Olga de Amaral.


Claudio Tozzi


Antonio Dias


Gringo Cardia


Beatriz Milhazes


Gustavo Piqueira


Rico Lins


Cores em Copetição by Guto Lacaz


Alexandre Mancini

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