The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially the Games of the XXX Olympiad, are scheduled to take place in London, England, from 27th of July to the 12th of August. To commemorate this event, the Brazilian daily newspaper O Estado De S. Paulo enlisted the talents of graphic designer Emma Butler to create a series of posters to feature each of the sports Brazil will be competing in at the 2012 Olympics.
Leading up to the beginning of the Olympics the posters are to be released monthly in the print edition of the newspaper. The sports included in the posters are: swimming, judo, volleyball, soccer, basketball, athletics, cycling, and tennis. Each one is filled with illustrations of the uniforms, equipment, refereeing gear, fields/pools/beaches where the sports take place, and even the time keeping apparatus. The 2012 Olympics will be a month of spectacular displays of athletic prowess and sportsmanship as athletes push their bodies — and their equipment — to the brink.
See the posters below, and check out more of Emma Butler’s work on her Behance portfolio.