Our journey to London 2012


From Leona Lewis’s performance in an LCF student-designed dress at the closing ceremony in Beijing, to staff designing the Paralympic medals and Olympic Park surfaces, via student torch bearers, alumni-designed team kit and hosting national houses, all the way to opening ceremony performers, as well as staff, student and alumni projects along the way with everyone from UK Sport and ParalympicsGB, to the Royal Shakespeare Company, University of the Arts London has been part of the London 2012 Olympic Games journey all the way through the past four years.

Here are some of the highlights:

LCF students design Leona Lewis’ dress for the closing ceremony in Beijing. Read more

 

CSM tutor Lin Cheung designs the  Paralympic medals. Read more

LCC tutor David Hillman designs the special edition Royal Mail 2012 stamps. Read more

CSM alumnus David Cornell designs the special issue London 2012 fifty pence coin. Read more

CSM BA Fine Art alumnus Martin Richman designs the artworks for the Olympic Park surfaces. Read more

Six University students ran through London as Olympic flame torchbearers. Read more

CSM alumna Stella McCartney designed the Team GB. Read more

University of the Arts London honorary doctor Giorgio Armani kitted out the Italian team. Read more


Two National Houses are hosted at the University – the New Zeland and Georgia houses are resident at Central Saint Martins and Chelsea College of Arts and Design during the Games. Read more.

University students and alumni create costumes for the opening ceremony,  UAL staff Camilla Brueton performs as a Mechanical in the opening scenes, and star design graduates create outfits for VIP spectators including the Duchess of Cambridge.  Read more.

Camilla is already rehearsing for the closing ceremony and Paralympic opening ceremony, but we can’t tell you any more than that as she wants to #savethesurprise.

Finally a huge thank you to all the volunteers who have made the London 2012 Games such a huge success, the 70,000 strong army of Games Makers, including 150 UAL students, are being heralded as the heroes of London’s Olympics. Read more

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