I have decided that I will call these mini-posts
POP-POSTS FOR SHORT
A little bit about the V-Fest. Even at a music festival I can’t switch off from being a designer and metalsmith. I spent all day staring at the ” young trendy things” to see what sort of jewellery they were wearing. Obviously, being a festival, people were not wearing expensive pieces, but girls were still wearing very long chained pendants. Very hippy like still – but then it was a festival where people were wearing flowers in their hair and hippy chic fashion. The other metalsmith activity I indulged in was having my photograph taken with the 2012 OLYMPIC TORCH.
It has been designed by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby. It is 800 mm high and weighs 800g. The most inspirational aspect of the torch design is that the 8,000 small cut-out circles that you can see in the torch, represents the 8,000 people who are going to carry the torch during its Olympic journey. Each hole represents not only the physical person, but also their efforts, stories and achievements which have entitled them to be honoured in carrying the Olympic Flame.
The triangular design of the torch body was inspired by
- Three Olympic Values of respect, excellence and friendship
- The three times that the UK has hosted the Olympic Games
- Sport, Education and Culture