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1. Sports Shadows
In the Olympic spirit, photographer Kelvin Murray created this series called "Sports Shadows."
2. Opening Ceremonies
Photographer Mia Baxter created a series of London-inspired collages.
3. Pole Vault
An illustrated version of the Olympic pole vault.
4. Ryan Lochte
Artist Jake Janz created this tribute to the American Olympic swimmer.
5. Olympic Swimmer
This illustration is one of many from the Tumblr Olympic Glory.
A psychedelic outtake from the 110-meter hurdles.
7. Pixel Flags
This wall of 204 pixel art flags was made for an Olympics video game.
8. London Logo
This UK-inspired vector logo looks like it could be official.
9. Olympics Poster
Illustrator Sean Sims created several Olympics-themed posters.
10. Graffiti Olympics
Street artist Mau Mau created this powerful, politically packed graffiti.
11. Horse Olympics
Olympics tickets were too expensive for this artist, so she got creative instead.
Some of us were born athletes. Others were given the gift of creativity — unless you’re one of those weirdos who’s both. The athletically blessed have been a hot topic this week, but we’d like to give the artists a shoutout, too.
The Olympics have inspired people around the planet, but some have gone so far as to create artwork based on these historical events. These illustrations, graphics, photos and other forms of medium celebrate the Games. Some are amazing, some inspiring — and some a little unusual.
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