Badge of honour
When Nigel Macknight chose metallic silver as the theme colour for the project, the nameQuicksilver spontaneously followed. The bold aesthetic honours two British speed-record aces of yesteryear, John Cobb and George Eyston, whose most famous machines were silver.
Symbolism's alive in theQuicksilver logo, which Nigel created with graphic-designer brothers Terry and Brian Godfrey. Flowing lines evoke the nature and dynamism of water and air, while vivid colours in the wave underscoring the name signifies combustion. The distinctive blue wave set within the letterQ honours two more British speed-record heroes, Sir Malcolm and Donald Campbell, with their iconic Bluebirds.
TheQuicksilver logo is seen here displayed on the boat's port sponson.