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Let the Olympics Begin… Just Make Sure Street Artists are Kept at Bay
Via the Guardian:

When Adidas wanted to create a mural to illustrate the launch of its new football boot last year, it turned to “professional graffiti artist” Darren Cullen for help. Cullen, 38, runs a firm providing spraycan artwork and branding to major international companies, and says he has never painted illegally on a wall or train.
But despite having worked with one of the Games’s major sponsors, on Tuesday Cullen was arrested by British Transport Police (BTP) and barred from coming within a mile of any Olympic venue, as part of a pre-emptive sweep against a number of alleged graffiti artists before the Olympics.
BTP confirmed that four men from Kent, London and Surrey, aged between 18 and 38, had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage, two of whom were also further arrested on suspicion of incitement to commit criminal damage.
They were bailed until November under strict conditions restricting their access to rail, tube and tram transport, preventing them from owning spray paint or marker pens, and ordering them not to go near any Olympic venue in London or elsewhere. None has been charged.

Image: Pole Vaulting, via Banksy.

Let the Olympics Begin… Just Make Sure Street Artists are Kept at Bay

Via the Guardian:

When Adidas wanted to create a mural to illustrate the launch of its new football boot last year, it turned to “professional graffiti artist” Darren Cullen for help. Cullen, 38, runs a firm providing spraycan artwork and branding to major international companies, and says he has never painted illegally on a wall or train.

But despite having worked with one of the Games’s major sponsors, on Tuesday Cullen was arrested by British Transport Police (BTP) and barred from coming within a mile of any Olympic venue, as part of a pre-emptive sweep against a number of alleged graffiti artists before the Olympics.

BTP confirmed that four men from Kent, London and Surrey, aged between 18 and 38, had been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit criminal damage, two of whom were also further arrested on suspicion of incitement to commit criminal damage.

They were bailed until November under strict conditions restricting their access to rail, tube and tram transport, preventing them from owning spray paint or marker pens, and ordering them not to go near any Olympic venue in London or elsewhere. None has been charged.

Image: Pole Vaulting, via Banksy.

Google Photography Prize
Google and the London-based Saatchi Gallery have teamed up on a student photography contest. Winners receive phone swag and inclusion in a Saatchi exhibition. The grand prize winner gets to choose a photo trip anywhere in the world accompanied by a photography coach.
Via the Google Blog:
The contest is open to university students around the world (some exceptions apply, see google.com/photographyprize for more details). From far-away places to up-close faces, there are 10 different categories to spark your imagination. And there are some great prizes to be won: 10 finalists chosen by a jury of renowned photographers will show their work at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months in 2012 alongside Out of Focus, a major photography exhibition, and win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening event with a friend. One winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach.
The competition site with instructions is here. Categories include fashion, travel, food, action and street among others. Deadline for submissions is January 31.

Google Photography Prize

Google and the London-based Saatchi Gallery have teamed up on a student photography contest. Winners receive phone swag and inclusion in a Saatchi exhibition. The grand prize winner gets to choose a photo trip anywhere in the world accompanied by a photography coach.

Via the Google Blog:

The contest is open to university students around the world (some exceptions apply, see google.com/photographyprize for more details). From far-away places to up-close faces, there are 10 different categories to spark your imagination. And there are some great prizes to be won: 10 finalists chosen by a jury of renowned photographers will show their work at Saatchi Gallery, London for two months in 2012 alongside Out of Focus, a major photography exhibition, and win a trip to London to attend the exhibition opening event with a friend. One winner will go on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to an amazing destination with a professional photography coach.

The competition site with instructions is here. Categories include fashion, travel, food, action and street among others. Deadline for submissions is January 31.

London 2012 Olympics posters revealed via BBC
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London 2012 Olympics posters revealed via BBC

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Riots that started in London are spreading across the UK. We explain what’s going on, and why.
—By Hannah Levintova and Samantha Oltman



Mother Jones is a great source for explainers. This explainer on the London Riots is another great example of explainer journalism. 

Riots that started in London are spreading across the UK. We explain what’s going on, and why.

Picture of the Day: A masked man on the streets of Hackney where a car burns out of control on the third day of street disturbances across London. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA.
Photo and caption from the front page of the Tuesday August 9, 2011 edition of the Guardian.
I like the photo so much I’m uploading without the rest of the front page from the last post. You should be able to click it to see the biggie version.

Picture of the Day: A masked man on the streets of Hackney where a car burns out of control on the third day of street disturbances across London. Photograph: Kerim Okten/EPA.

Photo and caption from the front page of the Tuesday August 9, 2011 edition of the Guardian.

I like the photo so much I’m uploading without the rest of the front page from the last post. You should be able to click it to see the biggie version.

Tomorrow’s cover of the Guardian.
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Tomorrow’s cover of the Guardian.

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