London 2012 50p Sports Collection – Archery
The designer of the Archery coin
Piotr Powaga, the designer of the Archery 50p coin, is a crop advisor (agronomist) who lives in Yorkshire with his wife and two children. In his spare time, he is a keen calligrapher and enjoys creating new letterforms and logos. In his design, Piotr wanted to show that although Archery is a relatively static sport, there is a great deal of energy generated in the build-up to release. His wife modelled the action of pulling a bow so that Piotr could capture the dynamic moment before the fingers are released.