Stephen Colbert made a mark on the 2010 Olympics well before the cauldron was lit. The Comedy Central talk show host's sponsorship of U.S. Speedskating, spat with Shani Davis and attempt at curling have all made headlines, but his affection for the Winter Olympics is clear.
Now he wants to make a literal mark on the Games by presenting his own official Olympics poster, available as a PDF from his website, where he's encouraging fans to show their support by printing it out and "plastering it all over Vancouver" (though Comedy Central reminds viewers to follow all local laws and ordinances).
Colbert unveiled the poster on Thursday's show while discussing the history of art in sports. The poster was designed by Shepard Fairey, the same artist who made the iconic "Hope" poster for the Obama presidential campaign.
Colbert touted the poster's strengths:
"Flames, a heroic person, a low angle so it sort of thins out my face," Colbert said. A Twitter icon is also available for use throughout the Olympics.
Colbert's connection to the Olympics has been hilarious every step of the way. I can't wait to see what he does when "his" U.S. speedskating team wins a medal.