Tracey Emin is one of 12 British artists who will design posters for the London 2012 Olympics.

Emin will be designing a poster for the Paralympics.

Artists will be paid a fee for the posters, although Olympic bosses have not revealed how much this will be.

Artists have been creating Olympic posters since 1912. Previous artists have included David Hockney and Andy Warhol.

Tracey said: "I am doing a poster for the Paralympics and I want to make it about the celebration of London. I also think it might be a simple idea or a drawing.

"I wanted to do this because it would be fun and it (London 2012) is something to celebrate.

"Even for people who are not interested in sport the Olympics will be a chance for us to show what we are good at – whether it is street fashion, music or art."

Posters will go on sale this autumn.

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Artists designing the posters include: Fiona Banner, Michael Craig-Martin, Martin Creed, Tracey Emin, Anthea Hamilton, Howard Hodgkin, Gary Hume, Sarah Morris, Chris Ofili, Bridget Riley, Bob and Roberta Smith and Rachel Whiteread.