Meet Mark, an Official 2008 Olympic Artist

08/08/08 :: by magalish

As the 2008 Summer Olympics kick off in Beijing and we prepare to be bombarded by media surrounding the events, art may not be the first thing that comes to mind. But of course, as with any major event, there is a need for promotional materials. As it turns out, there official artists selected by the U.S. Olympic Committee that are responsible for creating these materials. Meet Mark T. Smith, a talented artist who works in drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. He was commissioned to create an image for the 2008 Olympics, along with a series of related posters and other promotional materials.

In his interview with Steven Heller, Smith tells us what it’s like to create art for the Olympics.

One Response to “Meet Mark, an Official 2008 Olympic Artist”

  1. brocksteady Says:

    They should have hired Banksy.

Leave a Reply