The logo is set for the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, 95, in the coming year. In a competition for young designers, the design of student Edward Roberts was selected, as announced by the palace.
It features a white, stylized crown with the number 70 curved – the whole thing on a round background reminiscent of the royal seal and in royal purple. Edwards said that he designed the crown with a single line “to represent the continued reign of the Queen”. The 19-year-old is studying Graphic and Communication Design at the University of Leeds.
The palace had announced a competition for 13 to 25-year-olds to create a symbol that would do justice to and rejoice with the “smartphone generation”. The selection was eventually made by various art experts from Great Britain and a representative from the palace.
Jury member Paul Thompson of London’s Royal College of Art said: “This clean graphic design takes us on a simple linear journey to create the crown and number 70 and beautifully capture the continuing thread of the Queen’s 70-year reign. “
Winner Edward Roberts can now attend the ceremony as a guest next year. Specifically for the so-called platinum anniversary, the United Kingdom is planning a four-day celebration of the monarchy from June 2 to June 5, 2022. There is also an extra day off for all Britons on this occasion. A large military parade, a church service, a concert with world stars and a horse race are planned – the Queen is believed to be a horse lover.
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