Illustrations for the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics

In a few months the 2012 London Olympics will be in full swing. In the years prior to the commencement of an Olympics, a vast number of people are involved in creating the identity and imagery for the event. In 1995, during my first year as a freelance illustrator, I was lucky to participate in the creation of images for the 1996 Coca-Cola Olympic Torch Relay in the United States. Needless to say, it was an exciting opportunity for a new illustrator. This was before purchasing a computer and the artwork was created traditionally using an airbrush on illustration board. Below are some of the examples produced for the event. The art was used on t-shirts, posters and commemorative pins. In all, it was my largest job to date and a great boost to my budding illustration career.

Coca-Cola 1996 Olympics posters

coca-cola 1996 Olympic Tshirts

Coca-Cola 1996 Olympic Pin