MASTER RACE poster by Olly Moss (2010) - The BEST OLYMPICS POSTERS (Part 1)
With the London 2012 summer Olympics approaching, ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY turns the spotlight onto some of the best Olympics posters designed in this 10 part blog
The art for those posters truly represent both the era and the culture of the host city/country as well as having to capture the beauty and the strength of each discipline. But they also can represent how politics hijacked sports and invite itself into the party.
in 2010, brilliant UK artist Olly Moss designed this (limited to 100 and sold out) poster titled The Master Race for an exhibition about The Greatest Moments in Sports History. His poster was a take on Leni Riefenstahl’s Olympia documentary about the 1936 Berlin Olympics dubbed the Nazi Olympics as they were designed to prove the superiority of the Nazi ubermench over the under races. Too bad for Adolf as US sprinter Jesse Owens, black by skin and giant in heart, crushed the Nazi regime’s ambitions in one of the most famous races of all time (video here).
Moss poster turns Riefenstahl’s idea upside down and cleverly captures that victory in his now trademark minimalistic style.
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MASTER RACE poster by Olly Moss courtesy of ILLUSTRACTION GALLERY