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Worthian creates Queen Consort's new cypher

Leading calligrapher Ewan Clayton MBE C'74 'honoured' to have been designer
10 Nov 2022
United Kingdom
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The new cypher for Camilla, Queen Consort has been revealed, and we were thrilled to learn that it was created by Worthian Ewan Clayton C'74

Ewan is a calligrapher, teacher and writer who grew up near the village of Ditchling, home to the calligrapher Edward Johnston. Upon leaving school, Ewan trained as a calligrapher at the Roehampton Institute and then came back to Worth with the aim of becoming a monk. After leaving the Monastery he was hired as a consultant to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Laboratory (PARC).

Today Ewan is Professor in Design at the University of Sunderland and a key member of staff at The Royal Drawing School. He's a visiting lecturer at the University of Reading and The Cooper Union, New York City, and was awarded an MBE in 2014 for his services to Calligraphy. As the country's leading authority in his field, he recently advised The British Library on 'Writing: Making your Mark', an exhibition that explored 5,000 years of writing from hieroglyphs to emojis.ā€‹

He tells us he was most honoured to have been involved with the design of the Queen Consort's cypher, "It was wonderful to be asked to do this. I presented Her Majesty with 9 possibilities and this was the one she chose". Ewan collaborated with his friend, Timothy Noad, who is a heraldic painter and who designed the monogram for our new King Charles III. Ewan adds, “I felt doing the crown was a bit beyond me, so he did that!”.

We're sure that wouldn't have been the case, and we send Ewan our many congratulations!

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