Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Paralympic Torch

Today Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson unveiled the 2012 Paralympic Torch on BBC Breakfast (title link). Designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the torch is made from a highly polished and reflective aluminium alloy, darker in colour then their Olympic torch, but more glittery. I must admit I'm sick of all the daily updates of Olympic doings - yesterday it was Olympic rings floating down the Thames - and I shall be glad when all this time-wasting, money-wasting nonsense is over.

2 Comments:

At 1/3/12, Anonymous Kris said...

Madame Tussards have YouTube videos of the process of sculpting some of their models. On the Olympic theme is a life-size one of Britain's Tom Daley mid-dive - suspended from on high. However the detail stands up to close scrutiny - right down to the individual hairs on his head.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44v-MRHf3XI

 
At 2/3/12, Blogger Coxsoft Art said...

Hi, Kris

Thanks for the link. It sounds well worth a look. Madame Tussards is keeping traditional portrait sculpture alive, but the entrance price! An arm and a leg.

 

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