one of the nicer views of the Queen
The photo is a hauntingly regal side shot of the Queen wearing diamonds, draped in furs, sitting in a carriage on her way to a state opening of Parliament in London. The public likes it too: sales have been so strong that the current production run of six million might be upped. (macleans Feb/12)
one of the more casual views of the Queen
I thought this was an abstract blue background, but I was wrong.
Design/Illustration by Doreen Colonello
"We were delighted to feature a photograph of Her Majesty in her classic wave pose." The close-up photograph is shown before a vibrant sedum. "We strove to create a royal and serene backdrop for The Queen, choosing this plant for its radiating leaves and its subtle colour gradations," explains Colonello. "Two blue curved transparent forms in the foreground echo the flower’s rays, and the play between the rays in the background and the transparency in the foreground surround The Queen with a sense of light and warmth."
and one that was offered by Charles Pachter, but ultimately rejected by Canada Post
Pachter is well known for his iconic paintings of the Queen on a moose and this might have been a bit more fun than the
staid series that is on offer