Reprinted from HispanicBusiness.com NEW YORK, NY — (Marketwire) — 08/01/12
Primo Angeli, the famed international designer of the official 1996 Atlanta Olympics poster, has made available signed prints of his latest poster “London Calling” that mark the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The poster was recently named the winner of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Committee’s poster competition here in the United States. The classic black and white poster featuring the famous Greek sculpture Discobolus — “discus thrower” (see image) — measures three-feet-long by two-feet wide. Angeli’s “London Calling” poster will be honored this fall by the USSA American Sport Art Museum in Daphne, Alabama. This summer, the prominent commercial designer plans to release, “Celebratory Posters,” by Primo Angeli (Año Nuevo Press, San Francisco, 2012) featuring prints of 50 posters designed over his illustrious 40-year career as a prominent commercial designer.
In 1996 Angeli’s design was chosen by Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, as the official poster that represented the Centennial Atlanta Olympic Games. Angeli’s work has been exhibited in a number of leading museums, including the Smithsonian Institution, The Achenbach Collection at the Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, The Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. Angeli was a top Clio design awards winner for branding companies like Bell South, Ben & Jerry’s, Coca-Cola, Del Monte, Citibank, Nestle and Visa, among others. In addition to Clios, he has won Andy Awards of Excellence, Mobius Best of Show Awards and worldwide, over 400 others.