STEPHEN HAWKING FIFTY PENCE 2019

Designed for The Royal Mint: see more information on their website here.
Proffessor Hawking wrote so eloquently that I could draw a black hole from his descriptions.  Although the final design was drawn about eight times actual size on an iPad, it resembles the original quick sketches made by drawing round a fifty pence coin: a perfect template. At the transition from drawing to relief stage, the Royal Mint engravers made subtle adjustments to the heights of various striations to produce an uncanny 3D effect – with an especially satisfactory event horizon.

CHRISTMAS COIN 2017

LONDON TRANSPORT TWO POUNDS 2013

A London Underground two Pound coin for 2013 designed by Edwina Ellis on an iPad.

TWO POUND iPAD DESIGN
The design for the Underground commemorative two pound coin 2015 was drawn on an iPad. The final versions were configured while camped in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. A collector’s coin and rarely found in your change – please tweet @edwinaprints if you find one!

POUNDS 2004 – 2007

THE BRIDGE ONE POUND  COINS 
The coins represent the four regions of the United Kingdom and were minted between 2004 and 2006. All designing was executed in linocut, which enabled many collaged versions and trials of the bridges and their borders. The Firth of Forth linocut for Scotland is on show at the Museum on the Mound, Edinburgh.

THE LINOCUT PRINTS
The linocut designs were realised in relief at The Royal Mint. In Britain it is easy to see how closely the designs were followed by consulting your change. Edwina printed a small edition of the pound coin linocuts on her Albion press: available in sets or single prints.