Friday, September 6, 2013

211 Heraldry Language

This alphabet, Heraldry Language, derives from Heraldry (July 9, #160).  It shows how the colors, patterns, and precious metals of medieval heraldry can be specified with great precision using words from a special vocabulary.  After reading the description, the illuminator used his own imagination and talent to create the escutcheon.*  
* If that word brings you to a screeching halt, think how I felt when I first encountered it on the SAT in high school.  Not fair!  I've made a point of using it here so you can ace your own tests.
There are a lot more ways to fine-tune the description of a family crest.  But these will get you started.


  1. These are really cool! I can't wait to try them with my own family's name.

  2. Let me know how they pan out. And feel free to suggest modified letters.