Monkey Business

15th August, 2008


When someone says Olympics you don't usually think of monkeys; unless you're Damon Albarn that is. In a shock move away from the usual rock music/sporting montage, the BBC commissioned him and his Gorillaz collaborator Jamie Hewlett (also the creator of Tank Girl) to produce a figurehead for this year's Olympic coverage. The result is a theme and series of cartoons which showcase the events of the games using characters from one of China's most famous novels - Journey to the West - published in...


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