Getting shirty: Murray sidesteps the Olympic marketing ban
New London Architecture chairman Peter Murray has taken his seemingly one-man campaign against the draconian Olympic anti-marketing protocol onto a new battlefield armed with a hard-hitting new weapon
On Monday (30 July) at the Global Business Summit on Creative Services at Lancaster House, the vocal critic of the ban imposed by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games wore a T-shirt emblazoned with the names of all the architects (and some engineers) working on the Games.
Among those attending the summit were Richard Rogers, Angela Brady, Thomas Heatherwick and Apple designer Jonathan Ive. Minister of culture Ed Vaizey was snapped in the pamphlo-garment (pictured) but removed it shortly after, declaring it was ‘a bit too tight’.
Later today (3 August) Brady, also ‘armed’ with a special dress, will unveil her own guerrilla tactic to give credit to the architects handcuffed by the marketing gag order.
At noon the RIBA president will unfurl a ‘name drop’ banner down the side of the institute’s Portland Place headquarters ‘to name check those who can not name themselves’.