academie: Academie Heraldry

MICHAEL S LYONS CORILLA at prodigy.net
Mon Jan 15 17:09:57 PST 2001


Hmm, now I have a dilemma.  I'm leaning towards the Spike's head only badge,
but not 100% certain.

John of Ravenswood

----- Original Message -----
From: Oxford, David <dmo at pqa.com>
To: <academie at pbm.com>
Sent: Monday, January 15, 2001 1:39 PM
Subject: RE: academie: Academie Heraldry


> >> "Azure, a dance between two unicornate natural seahorses argent"
> >>
> >> It's a simple blue field divided horizontally by a white
> >> dance.  Above and below the dance is Spike.
>
> I like the simplicity and the symbolism of the elements.  I would suggest
a
> possible modification, though.  For the sake of scale and space, rather
than the
> whole thing, what about using Spike's head only (like the badge of the
Order of
> the Yew Bow)?  Hence,
>
> "Azure, a dance between two unicornate natural seahorse's heads erased
argent"
>
> I've done a couple of real quick renderings (sorry about the quality ...
it was
> a fast job) and popped 'em up on the Academie website at
> http://www.virginia.edu/~isenfir/academie/badges.htm
>
> Take a peek and give some feedback.  Personally I prefer second option
simply
> because I think it fills the space better and balances nicer, while still
> retaining the same symbolism.  Other opinions?
>
> Bryan



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