THE JVH2 TROPHY - STUDIES
WORLD HYDROGEN CHALLENGE TROPHY
RACE AGAINST TIME: Jules Verne was 150 years ahead of his time, when he predicted that hydrogen would be the fuel of the future. Herbert George Wells, was a contemporary science fiction writer, who predicted time travel. That will have to wait.
It is proposed that the design of the JVH2 trophy might embody symbolic elements of the challenge as tasteful modern art. The elements and concept for our trophy is the subject of a study at present, aiming for a commission by 2023, for sculpting in 2024.
1. We should like to see humpback whales incorporated, as being symbolic of ocean conservation.
2. The author of Around the World in 80 Days was French, hence we'd like to see symbolism of France.
3. Circling the globe should be included and perhaps a ribbon.
4. A direct or indirect reference to Jules Verne may be incorporated as predicting hydrogen as a fuel.
5. A direct or indirect reference to hydrogen may be incorporated.
6. Liberty, as in freedom from fossil fuels, & enlightenment
These are our starting points as a draft design brief.
LEAPING WHALES: These might be of glass, or 3D printed from genuine high grade ocean recovered plastic. Symbolic of our efforts to clean the ocean of pollution. Also, with an eye out on sustainable yachts and ships, we are thinking of using marine grade stainless steel in the making of the trophy.
ARTWORK: The original reference from the JVH2 logo was printed out A3 size, nowhere near large enough for our purposes.
ENLARGING: In time honored tradition a grid was created on top of the printout, then transferred to larger piece of cardboard to be drawn in by hand. The humpback's pose in mid-broach then needs to be translated to to metal medium, with the measurements taken from the enlarged artwork. The digital approach is okay for vinyl wraps and plastic printing, but not so useful if the object to be made is by a craftsman.
There are many amazing cups and trophies in silver, crystal and even gold. One of the most inspiring in our view is the Hales Trophy or North Atlantic Blue Riband Challenge. Though, for our purposes, it is rather too intricately classical as a sustainability award, a tad large for in person handing over and receiving ceremonies, and exceptionally heavy for transportation. Irrespective of such observations, it has many interesting elements to be admired, not least of which is the craftsmanship. One of the most expensive awards to compete for is the America's Cup, made of silver.
Even with very careful instructions as a brief, Bing Creator was unable to create exactly the kind of minimalist design the event organizers are looking for. The good news is that the amazing art program did its best. Coming up with some quite interesting interpretations. This one with a rainbow background. Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
Getting a little closer. except humpback whales broach backwards. Also, the representation of the Eiffel Tower is too fussy. These are similar to our artist's original sketches. But not yet representative enough of the registered trademark. Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
The Eiffel Tower is representative of freedom, which can be slaves to carcinogenic particulates, or from fossil fuels. Great ideas to be incorporated in our Trophy. But the artwork above is not yet representative enough of the registered trademark. Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
Flaming torch, Statue of Liberty, freedom from fossil fuels. JVH2, the electric Blue Ribband, Eiffel Tower.
An art study based on classical design principles, not yet including leaping humpback whales, but still visually pleasing.
Another variation with a round base. We think a square or oblong base might be more in keeping with the footprint of the world famous Paris icon. As the wager takes place in London, at the Reform Club. It might be interesting to incorporate something representative of the English city. It would be impractical to incorporate a rainbow, unless the trophy is enameled, or something like that. Paint, not being durable enough. For sure, we'd need a Blue Ribband (ribbon), for the Atlantic hydrogen record. Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
Now that is a tasty looking base. This is more art, than a trophy. But stunning visuals, incorporating the 'Blue Ribband' theme for hydrogen powered cargo and passenger ships, across the Pond (Atlantic). Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
MARINE ART - Once again, the base is round, when square is more in keeping with the four anchors used to secure the Eiffel Tower in position at the Paris Exhibition, 1889 world fair or Exposition. Copyright © marine art, Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
FREEDOM FROM FOSSIL FUELS - Inspired by the Statue of Liberty, enlightenment, accelerating the transition to clean fuels, to save the planet from acid oceans, desertification and rising ocean levels. Copyright © Cleaner Ocean Foundation Ltd, November 2023.
Eiffel Tower (Tour Eiffel) is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower from 1887 to 1889.
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