David Truzzi-Franconi

Applied  Art


Heraldry Calligraphy Pictorial Artwork and Design






1966-1990 H.M.College of Arms 1973 Freeman of the City of London 1990 Applied Art est. (freelance business). Worked for the Kings, Heralds and Pursuivants of Arms as the Deputy Clerk of the Records responsible for the production, engrossing and recording in the College Archives of Genealogical and Armorial Documents. Specializing in facsimile reproductions of Antique Manuscripts examples: Patents for the Companies of Drapers, Saddlers and Plumbers all of the City of London. Collaborated with Keith A. Evans MVO Clerk of the Records on the production of two volumes of the roll of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor and the Memorial book for the victims of Piper Alpha. Designed the Royal Cyphers for HRH Princess of Wales and HRH Duchess of York. Mch 1991 Miguel di Villetto an evening of Surrealism-joint venture with G.Goring and talk by Prof.Robert Short hosted by Clock House Art Association  Applied Art est. During which time I broadened my spectrum of work to encompass the painting of Pub signs for Messrs.Tollemache & Cobbold, Pubmaster and Greene King Breweries. I continue to undertake commissions for the College of Arms producing Genealogical & Armorial Documents and maintain my links with the City by adding the Armorial entries to the Lord Mayors Autograph Book at the Guildhall London. Worked on the design and construction of the Museum for the Suffolk Punch Horse, Shire Hall, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Contributed and appeared in BBC TV Documentary `History Fix` re: the painting and history of Pub signs. Produced and designed Armorial Funeral Hatchments for the Lords Marlesford and Cholmondeley. Put forward by DHB Chesshyre LVO.Clarenceux King of Arms re: restoration of the Armorial Cartouches damaged and lost during the fire at Windsor Castle. Painted a series of Murals in the Foyer, Entrance Hall and Dining Room at the Bell Hotel, Saxmundham. Created `Shopfront Museum` HG Crisp of Saxmundham. Produced Genealogies and Heraldic paintings for the Knights of Malta. Painted Signage for Layer Marney Tower,Colchester,Essex together with the Arms of the Charrington Family on vintage Rolls Royce  drivers doors. Produced and painted a series of Container mounted signage for the Port of Felixstowe. Painted the Armorial Bearings of Lord Pirrie on his original 1910 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost.2004 Worked on the new Saxmundham Museum constructing a period street containing a series of shops: HG Crisp Printers and Stationers, W.Clements Gentlemans Outfitters, Easey the Saddlers etc incorporating a copy of the Town lock-up or jail . Joined Creative Freelance a showcase for Artists and Illustrators based in Suffolk  LINK: www.creative-freelance.org.uk Wrote Calligraphic Invitations for series of DANA Dinners given by Science Museum.Painted Yachtsmans Arms, Brightlingsea with image of the late Jim Spencer Yachtsman and Shipwright of Brightlingsea. Exhibition of Photographs of St.Petersbourg at the New Cut Gallery,Halesworth Jan 2005