Art Centre College of Design, in Pasadena, California has for the last few years been sending some of its students on a sort of design pilgrimage to meet these very people on a trip entitled London, Ancient and Modern.
A range of site visits and talks were organised by the university to bring about ‘long term inspiration’ for the students and a broad understanding of British design, according to chairman of ACCD illustration department Ann Field.
This whistle-stop schooling has inspired the students to create exhibition Gold, Silver & Bronze: Olympian Observations from Art Centre College of Design, California, which is billed as an outsider’s view of the London Olympics.
Expressed through a series of posters, the students have captured the likes of knitting marathons, high divers tumbling into teacups and incongruous sport-inspired pub signs.
All of the interpretations have been made into limited edition silk-screen prints, which are available to buy from Kemistry Gallery.
Gold, Silver & Bronze: Olympian Observations from Art Centre College of Design, California runs from 10-26 May at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Road, EC2A