PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V9 2006 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE




The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 19, May 7, 2006, Article 26

NEWSPAPER SOLICITS HAWAII STATE QUARTER DESIGNS

A Sunday April 30 article in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin features
winners of the paper's design competition for Hawaii's new state
quarter.

"The public has spoken in this latest round of Star-Bulletin State
Quarter contests, and the clear favorite was -- drumroll, or maybe
the sound of a slot machine making ka-ching -- Kaneohe artist Wayne
Takazono's rendition of the King Kamehameha statue, gesturing across
a splash of islands. Simple, clean, appropriate, elegant, recognizable."

"I worked up sketches for lots of designs and actually drew up a
dozen or so before settling on King Kamehameha," said Takazono.
"All sorts of Hawaii icons, like Diamond Head, hula girls, nene,
surfing. I read up and asked opinions. Iolani Palace, for example,
sounds good, but as a design, it's boring."

In the end he went with gut instinct.

"The representation of Kamehameha in the statue is an icon of
Hawaii. It's not only a natural, it has real power, a reference
that people can accept on the obverse side of a coin from Washington."

To read the complete article, see: Full Story

  Wayne Homren, Editor

Google
 
coinbooks.org Web
The Numismatic Bibliomania Society is a non-profit organization 
promoting numismatic literature. See our web site at coinbooks.org.

To submit items for publication in The E-Sylum, write to the Editor 
at this address: whomren@coinlibrary.com

To subscribe go to: https://my.binhost.com/lists/listinfo/esylum
Copyright © 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society.

PREV ARTICLE       NEXT ARTICLE       FULL ISSUE       PREV FULL ISSUE      

V9 2006 INDEX       E-SYLUM ARCHIVE


Copyright © 1998 - 2005 The Numismatic Bibliomania Society (NBS)
All Rights Reserved.

NBS Home Page
Contact the NBS webmaster