[NetBehaviour] Graffiti artist who worked for Adidas is banned from Olympic Games venues.
marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Fri Jul 20 12:47:26 CEST 2012
Graffiti artist who worked for Adidas is banned from Olympic Games venues.
Darren Cullen is also barred from owning paint or using most public
transport as part of pre-emptive police crackdown.
When Adidas wanted to create a mural to illustrate the launch of its new
football boot last year, it turned to "professional graffiti artist"
Darren Cullen for help. Cullen, 38, runs a firm providing spraycan
artwork and branding to major international companies, and says he has
never painted illegally on a wall or train.
But despite having worked with one of the Games's major sponsors, on
Tuesday Cullen was arrested by British Transport Police (BTP) and barred
from coming within a mile of any Olympic venue, as part of a pre-emptive
sweep against a number of alleged graffiti artists before the Olympics.
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