Pascal Anson to create British Airways Olympic livery

Pascal Anson is to create an artwork which will be painted on to 12 British Airways aircraft which will fly in guests and teams to the 2012 London Olympic Games.

Pascal Anson

Anson, a designer and senior lecturer at Kingston University, has been selected through a competition, which was launched by BA in May and was open to Britons aged 16 and over with an interest in art as well as experience in the industry.

He will receive mentoring from artist Tracey Emin to develop his artwork, which will be unveiled next February before being applied to the aircraft – when in place it will cover the whole length of the planes.

Anson says, ‘As an artist and designer I’m interested in challenging perception and my ambition for this piece is to do just that. Tracey Emin is an amazing visionary and I’m thrilled at the opportunity to have her as my mentor.’

Emin says, ‘Pascal presented a clear and concise idea that we all responded to immediately. If I saw this aircraft on the runway I’d definitely want to be on it.’

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  • Olivia Lewis November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    So happy, i just love pascal, chek out his amazing vids:

  • Paul Nisted November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    This is fantastic news and well deserved. Cannot wait to see the result!

  • heath cardwell November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    It had better be better than my entry.

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