|One of the Olympic tree rings next to the Velodrome|
The artists worked with Harry Pearce and Naresh Ramchandani renowned graphic design team Pentagram on the typography, which is based on stories collected by artist Lucy Harrison and research provided by the Museum of London. Each ring is made from phosphored bronze and stainless steel. According to the Creative Review website, each piece 'measures 15 metres in diameter' but this would be massive so I am guessing they might mean 15 metres in length. Each ring tells the story of the area in which it is installed – as "pieces of verbal archaeology," as Ramchandani put it on the Pentagram blog.
Interestingly Creative Review magazine have raised the issue that the rings appear to be actually quite high up the trees, posing the query of how easy they are to actually read.....
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Creative Review wrote about some of the other commissions in an earlier blog posting: