Glasgow's Boyd to design Games medals

A GRADUATE of Glasgow School of Art will design the medals for the Commonwealth Games.

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Art graduate Jonathan Boyd is to design the Commonwealth Games medals
Art graduate Jonathan Boyd is to design the Commonwealth Games medals

Jonathan Boyd graduated with a First Class Honours in silversmithing and jewellery and went on to study for an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.

He is now a lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and has won many prestigious awards, including the Donald Dewar award for exceptional Scottish talent.

Earlier this month he won the silver prize at the 2013 Beijing International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition.

Glasgow 2014 chief executive David Grevemberg said: "I am delighted to have Jonathan's incredible creative talent on board and I know he will bring something truly unique to the Games. I am excited to see his final designs and have no doubt the Glasgow 2014 medals will be something truly special.

"Medals are a strong symbol of the Games and a unique piece of sporting history."

Mr Boyd said: "I love the city of Glasgow and have lived here for most of my adult life, so to be given this important opportunity and to showcase my admiration for the city is both humbling and extremely exciting.

"I have always thought of Glasgow as a unique and special place - one that thinks and does things differently.

"I hope in my design I can reflect Glasgow's industrial past, capture something of the city that it has become and - more importantly - capture that uniqueness that Glasgow has."

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