Typically, an Olympic Games has one official poster, but the 2016 Rio Olympics is different from the events of years past in many ways, and it has released a set of 13 official posters by South American artists. 12 of the posters' artists come from Brazil, with the 13th coming from neighboring Colombia.
The diversity of posters isn't simply a result of a noncommittal judges panel. As a country of 200 million people with ethnically diverse backgrounds, the posters are meant to represent the cultural diaspora throughout the massive nation.
As such, the 2016 Rio Olympics posters' designs vary greatly. Street artist 'Kobra's' poster uses a collage-like method to paste photos of a child in front of the famous Christ the Redeemer statue, while others are completely abstract, even eschewing the classic five colors of the Olympic rings.
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