With the London 2012 Olympics having now come to a close and the Paralympic Games now having begun, we thought it might be a good time to take a look back at how artists have been documenting the events so far. We hit the ground running alongside the fantastically vibrant characters by London-based illustrator, Freddy Boo.
Freddy’s work uses pared-down shapes that are simple and clean, but set off by the more intricate patterns they contain, and by their unrestrictedly strong colours. Being eye-catching seems to come easily, whether it’s the decorative, Olympic-coloured torch flames, or the bold composition of a bright pink long jumper.
Simply, they give out the same positive energy the Olympics stand for. Freddy tells us more about his work and gives us a peek into his sketch books but keep an eye out for a look at more Olympic designs to come.
“Hello, I’m Freddy Boo a London-based illustrator. My new art encompasses jaunty characters set in bold, vibrant colours. The graphic style is rendered digitally in crisp, clean vector lines.
Drawn with a Wacom tablet in Adobe Illustrator, I’m a dab hand with the bezier curves! I produce art for magazines and I regularly create self-initiated work on a variety of subjects, recently it’s been sport images.”
”Part of the river I walk along most days.”
© Freddy Boo, 2012