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Offline Twynkle

QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« on: Apr 19, 2009, 03:50 PM »
One of many things that are beautiful aboard QE2

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The Maiden Voyage 'logo'
« Last Edit: Dec 17, 2010, 06:29 PM by Isabelle Prondzynski »

Offline Twynkle

QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #1 on: Sep 06, 2009, 03:07 PM »
Having always really appreciated the clever design - I found this:

http://www.24carat.co.uk/frame.php?url=1969medallionqeiimaidenvoyagepalladium.html

Somehow it seems timeless - I wonder why and when it became 'past history'

Does anyone know whether badges or any other 'souvenirs' etc were made?
« Last Edit: Sep 06, 2009, 09:31 PM by Twynkle »

Offline Malcolm

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #2 on: Sep 07, 2009, 08:29 PM »
Does anyone know whether badges or any other 'souvenirs' etc were made?

Most definitely. I believe that logo was used on most souvenirs, programmes, etc when she was first launched. Interestingly I have a friend who has a Wardroom cummerbund with that logo on. :)

Offline Mauretania1907

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #3 on: Sep 08, 2009, 08:48 AM »
Look at the monogram carefully and you'll see it reads QE2, not E2 as stated in the blurb for the medallion.

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #4 on: Sep 08, 2009, 08:56 AM »
Thanks, Mauritania 1907!

I agree - it is clever and reflects much about the design ethos of QE2 then :)
It's a shame that it hasn't been kept in use,
'specially throughout the time (70's onwards) when 'logos' became the 'in thing'
I wonder why it was 'dropped'?
Maybe it was only ever meant solely for her Maiden Voyage....
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #5 on: Sep 08, 2009, 01:07 PM »
I have always thought this was the best logo for the ship and the new owners should revive it - quite retro and very clever!

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Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #6 on: Sep 08, 2009, 01:45 PM »
I got it put on a tshirt and polo shirt for our cruise last year - I really like the logo - also for people who DON'T know QE2, its not clear what it is, so not too "sad" and geeky!  The logo should have stayed on board (just like those doors and race chairs!) as part of the original QE2 charm, which would have actually become retro and cool again, even before she left service...

I also got a bit carried away and got it put on a pair of boxer shorts at the same time (it was just 1 more click !).   :-[  No I'm not posting any photos  ;D
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Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #7 on: Sep 08, 2009, 02:54 PM »
I actually have it tattooed on the top of my right arm - so I will take the Old Girl to the grave with me! People come up to me in clubs and things and ask what does 'E1' stand for. They are the recipients of one of my looks....

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #8 on: Sep 08, 2009, 05:22 PM »
Michael -- unlike Rob, you might be prepared to oblige with a photo ?!?

Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2009, 06:59 PM »

WELL DONE,  QE2!   :)


 
« Last Edit: Sep 14, 2009, 04:00 PM by Twynkle »

Offline Michael Gallagher

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #10 on: Sep 08, 2009, 07:55 PM »
Isabelle - here you are. Just taken! ;)

Offline Isabelle Prondzynski

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2009, 10:36 PM »
I'm so pleased! Looks very good, and a decent size too. What an excellent idea that was.

Anyone following suit, please upload photos too!

Offline Chris

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #12 on: Sep 09, 2009, 10:24 AM »
Michael - it's great to know that QE2 lives on! :)
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Offline Twynkle

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #13 on: Sep 10, 2009, 12:14 PM »
Brian Hawley kindly sent me the link to this
http://www.luxurylinerrow.com/images/2008DecemberUpdate/28371.jpg

his site address -
www.luxurylinerrow.com

 
« Last Edit: Sep 14, 2009, 03:59 PM by Twynkle »

Offline MiamiCunarder

Re: QE2 - her first 'Monogram'
« Reply #14 on: Sep 14, 2009, 03:06 PM »


  Well, it appears that our fellow user flagship isn't the only one carrying QE2's vintage monogram. After having my tattoo done yesterday, I went online and came to find out another lister here..of all places, has one too...and on the same side! lol Pics to come later.


  Ron