The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee emblem has been revealed after a competition run by the V&A in conjunction with Buckingham Palace.
The winning design was submitted by Edward Roberts from Nottinghamshire. He is a 19-year-old graphic design student at the University of Leeds. He will see his emblem feature prominently throughout the celebrations of the first-ever Platinum Jubilee, which will include televised national events, street parties and community gatherings.
The emblem will also be used for all official merchandise commemorating The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
On winning The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition, Edward said: “Art and Design have always been passions of mine, from a young age. Looking forward, I hope to make a career out of them. I never expected to win the competition and it’s an honour to have done so. For my design, I wanted to give a modern twist to the iconic elements of St Edward’s Crown, and so I created a continuous line, which I felt was a fitting representation of The Queen’s reign.”
Speaking about Edward’s design, Paul Thompson, Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, and a member of the judging panel, said: “This clean graphic design takes us on a simple line journey to create the crown and the number 70, beautifully capturing the continuous thread of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70-year reign. Drawn on a computer, the ingenious emblem works across all scales and the flow of the line gives us a sense of a human touch behind the digital design process.”