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MEDAL

WITH WINGS ON FEET ...

FLY TO VERONA

DESIGNER:

Erica Andrich

(designer of the "Hug" medal - Giulietta & Romeo Half Marathon 2021)

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Erica says:

 

“In analogy with last year, I started from a research on myths and legends related to the city of Verona.

I came across the figure of the Greek-Roman mythology of the God Mercury .

It is the messenger of the Gods, considered protector of athletes and travelers , god of speed and dreams , in fact, he was often depicted with wings on his feet or with winged sandals, cassocks .

Although not directly linked to the city of Verona, Mercury intrigued me because there is a similarity with the fact that so many athletes run to make their dreams come true ” .

Of a city like Verona one cannot fail to tell the Arena ,

a Roman amphitheater still in activity more famous and known all over the world.

"In this context, the Arena acts as a connection between the past and the present: each runner, with wings on his feet like Mercury, flies between the walls and monuments of Verona, bringing the ancient origins of the city back to life".

 

"The front of the medal alongside the back will complete the wing arch ,

I tried to convey through this interactive design

that together, with two wings, you can fly higher than when you are alone ".

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