First we went to a good classic, the National Portrait Gallery to see the Road to 2012 exhibition which is the largest photographic exhibition the NPG has put on. It features a range of photos from 1997, when London prepared for the bid, to 2012. The portraits celebrate the athletes and also the people behind the scenes of the games.
The photos that stood out for me were the group portraits by Anderson & Low, the positioning of their subjects was perfect.
We did a bit of people watching outside LFW which was a bit surreal.
We then spent the afternoon at the V&A. The Heatherwick Studio exhibition is great, so many good ideas! At the start of the exhibition you turn a handle to roll out your own METRE LONG leaflet from a spiralling contraption.
To round up our day we went to a talk by Wallpaper Magazine & Noma Bar at the V&A, all about the series of 8 covers that Noma Bar designed for Wallpaper's April 2012 Global Design issue. It was really interesting to hear about the working process that goes on to create the final cover, and with Noma's covers the execution of the idea from sketches to it being painted on walls and then photographed correctly so the perspective worked as a 2D image.