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Chemistry Posters Better Than Olympics Posters

Well, I think so anyway (there's an update at the bottom of this post). Maybe it's because I'm a fan of the atoms and elements, but I think these are far more beautiful and carry far more impact than the 2012 Olympic posters. This year is, as I'm sure you know, the International Year of Chemistry. The goals are, "to increase the public appreciation of chemistry in meeting world needs, to encourage interest in chemistry among young people, and to generate enthusiasm for the creative future of chemistry." So there you go. Get chemistrying people!

All posters designed by Simon C Page and available for purchase through his site

Update: I spent this weekend thinking about this, and it is of course totally unfair and wrong of me to say these posters are 'better' than those of the Olympics. I prefer them, yes, but all of these are designed by one graphic designer/illustrator, while the Olympics posters are each by a different artist - not designer. They're two completely different fields. What I don't really understand is why not a single designer was asked to do an Olympics poster. I suppose they just wanted to keep them within a certain space, but can 'art' - as the posters are - really provide inspiration and impact, two things that I would have thought were crucial for posters depicting the Olympics? Any comments welcome, as I am neiter an artist nor designer. 

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