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Germany 2014: Richard Strauss, Council of Constance
« on: August 24, 2013, 10:57:31 AM »
These are the two designs that won second and third prizes at the design competitions but will not be minted. First, the Richard Strauss designs. The winning design, by Erich Ott, is already shown here. In the attached image, you see the designs submitted by Hagen Täuscher (top) and Paul Sülzle (bottom). Larger images of the latter two are here:

Second Prize: Hagen Täuscher
Third Prize: Paul Sülzle

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Re: Germany 2014: Richard Strauss, Council of Constance
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 11:03:50 AM »
Now the Council of Constance designs; the winner (Katrin Pannicke) can be viewed here. The second (Michael Otto) and third (Othmar Kukula) winners are shown below. Again, larger images can be found at the BADV website:

Second Prize: Michael Otto
Third Prize: Othmar Kukula

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Re: Germany 2014: Richard Strauss, Council of Constance
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 11:13:40 AM »
The Richard Strauss designs ... well, the winner I find somewhat boring, but it is a "typical", recognizable portrait in my opinion. Täuscher's design is more attractive in my opinion, but does not really "say" Strauss, I think. Sülzle: not bad, but not very balanced. Also, the jury criticized that the signature is "broken" or spread across two lines.

Council Of Constance: Of the three, the best one won the contest, I think. Otto's design looks good too but would apparently be difficult to mint (raised and incused lettering, various "levels" on either side). Kukula's design is similar in that he also uses tiaras and crowns, but he "plays" with elements of older coin designs, such as the cross that divides the fields, and a large "vertical" font.

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Re: Germany 2014: Richard Strauss, Council of Constance
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2013, 12:35:09 PM »
Agreed on Constanz. The winning design has much depth of thought, missing in the other designs. Taüscher's design is the only one to go beyond a portrait and the man, showing the conductor. What counts is not the man, but his art. That fails to come through in the other two designs.

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