Platinum Jubilee emblem competition winner Edward Roberts with products bearing his design (Mark Bickerdike/University of Leeds/PA)
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The student who designed the official Platinum Jubilee emblem has said it is a “pleasure” to see his creation on everything from London buses to chocolate bars and coins.
Graphic design student Edward Roberts, from Southwell, Nottinghamshire, also said he feels “honoured” to have been invited to the official celebrations on the bank holiday weekend.
The 19-year-old’s design was selected as the winning entry in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition, run by the Victoria & Albert Museum in conjunction with Buckingham Palace.
Edward Roberts, from Nottinghamshire, with his design after winning The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Emblem Competition (Jacob King/PA)PA Archive/PA Images - Jacob King
The logo is emblazoned across trains, champagne bottles, teddy bears and even deck chairs.
Souvenirs from the Royal Collection featuring the emblem, such as mugs, tea towels and umbrellas, have proven so popular that the merchandiser has temporarily suspended orders due to “unprecedented demand”.
Mr Roberts, who has just finished the second year of his graphic and communication design degree at the University of Leeds, said: “To see my design used throughout the country, and further afield, is a pleasure”.
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