There are some books you buy just because of the jacket. This is, sort of, one of them, although I have to say the contents are worth examining. The book jacket art has faded considerably over the decades. Come on, revive it. Get rid of the fancy art photos. Get back to basics.
The Bathurst plaque was commissioned by Eton College in the UK, to replace the original limestone plaque that had deteriorated over the years. The material is Welsh slate and size is 760mm by 460mm. The brief was open, so I submitted a free style, using plenty of compressions, such as of and in along the first line. This was actually forced on me by the line length, but worked so as not to overly distract the viewer.
Once the drawing had been approved the design was transferred to the slate through carbon paper, and then redrawn.
Subtle amendments were made as carving continued.
The finished piece is, I think, fresh and clear, conforming to a semi-classical style yet moving forward. [Click on images to enlarge.]