A REVISED VERSION OF THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE COAT OF ARMS COMMISSIONED BY SOMEONE DESIGN, 2008

 

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Original coat of arms and typeface.

Brief: to create a clearer, simpler, less busy image to work at a range of sizes, redrawing animals to give them a little more life, while still retaining the classic quality of the original coat of arms.

 

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Pencil Sketch for new coat of arms.

 

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Image transferred to prepared boxwood block (reversed, using tracing paper) and partly engraved.

 

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First proof printing.

 

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Finished engraving.

 

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Second version, created to work on dark backgrounds, yet still be a positive rather than negative image.

 

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Old negative version and new positive version.

 

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Comparison between the two new versions.

 

 

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And examples of the new Coat of Arms in use.