HMS Belfast Removed From London 2012 Olympic Festival Poster

By Gary Cutlack on at

The London 2012 poster design team has made a rather insensitive error, managing to remove HMS Belfast from one of its promo posters because the ship was "underneath one of the letters in the text."

The Evening Standard managed to get a quote from a "horrified" veteran, who was aghast that one of our nation's war treasures could be removed from a poster for simple aesthetic reasons, also claiming this showed "complete contempt for veterans."

But as far as the 2012 organisers are concerned, it was an innocent mistake. A keen designer, who wanted to make the poster as eye-catching as possible, digitally removed the historic ship from its mooring on the South Bank of the Thames, so it wouldn't clash with text overlaid on alternate designs. [Evening Standard]