Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Olympic Mascots

Now that the Summer Olympiad is over, I've discovered the identities of those ghastly cyclops which have infested London in recent weeks (CLICK). On the left is Wenlock, named after the Shropshire town that helped inspire Pierre de Coubertin to launch the modern day Olympics. On the right is Mandeville, named after the town of Stoke Mandeville, where the Paralympics were founded. Both were cobbled together by Grant Hunter. Mayor Bouncy Boris persuaded 83 artists to paint these mascots with various designs, in order to set up Stroll, six individual discovery trails around the city. The two-metre tall monsters are being auctioned in aid of the Mayor’s Fund for London (CLICK).


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