It’s day 13 of the Olympics. The world awaits which final 23 athletes will be taking home the gold. Before we await the answer, wgsn reports on the controversy behind London’s 2012 Olympics logo (designed by Wolff Olins) on the site It’s Nice That.
We Salute the Stars & Stripes
America is holding its own at the Olympics with US (ranking #2) alongside China (#1) and the UK (#3). On Day 10 of the global games, we suggest representing the United States with pride by rocking the American flag to send some all around good vibes to the players.
This Spring, we saw Jeremy Scott release his Adidas shoe, the JS Wings “Air Force Flag”. There’s a few Jeremy Scott sneakers available on eBay with bids starting at $140. There’s also Jeremy Scott’s American Flag Swimsuit (seen above) for Adidas.
For the ladies who need a little height in their step, we spotted the classic platform Jeffrey Campbell American Flag shoes in the $90 range. General American Flag bikinis are approximately $15, but for the real Designer collectors, Catherine Malandrino’s American Flag dress is available for $525.
If wearing flags in fashion is not your thing, you can always just purchase a good ‘ol fashioned American Flag to hang in your room, or barn, or wherever you live — with prices starting at $10. In any case, if you’re rooting for the stars and stripes, do it in style! — Jauretsi
Banksy Dares London Police Pre-Olympics
London has officially given the grand announcement to graffiti heads — no more tagging the streets. The message was heard clear with arrests of graffiti artists last week and the banning of street artists from Olympics venues. The Atlantic reports that Banksy has risen up as the leader of rebels painting 2 new pieces related to the Olympics. The controversy is that his work has become historical treasures. In 2007 Bristol Street cleaners painted over original Banksy work, and the city slapped them on the wrist, since the young artist murals increase property value on any block he hits worldwide. Although his original works are… [MORE] the type of pieces found at real art auction houses, we discovered some reprints available on eBay, including the classic Graffiti Balloon Girl, 24”x36” on Canvas Print for $29.99.
Above is the new pole-vaulter image that sprung up on a London street this Monday. It has become quite a test and face off for the police… another wink at testing authority, his usual trademark. The whole world is watching now. Check mate.