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Olympic Posters over the years (1896–2012)

Posters have been a prime means of communication for the modern Olympic Games, designed to herald the event and build up excitement for the sporting spectacle. They are a visual document of sport and art, politics and place. VSUAL showcases 31 such posters that take you on a visual journey from Athens (1896) to London (2012).

1896 – Athens

 1900 – Paris

1904 – St.Louis, USA

 1908 – London

1912 – Stockholm, Sweden

1920 – Antwerp, Belgium

 1924 – Paris, France

1928 – Amsterdam, Holland

 1932 – Los Angeles, USA

1936 – Berlin, Germany

1940 – Helsinki, Finland

1948 – London, UK

1952 – Helsinki, Finland

1956 – Melbourne, Australia

1960 – Rome, Italy

1964 – Tokyo, Japan

1968 – Mexico City, Mexico

1972 – Munich, Germany

1976 – Montreal, Canada

1980 – Moscow, Soviet Union

1984 – Los Angeles, USA

1988 – Seoul, South Korea

1992 – Barcelona, Spain

1996 – Atlanta, USA

2000 – Sydney, Australia

2004 – Athens, Greece

2008 – Beijing, China

2012 – London, UK

So which one is your favorite? Share you opinion in comments below.