academie: Academie Heraldry

Trishka Hornbeck trishka at oakhaven.org
Tue Jan 16 07:06:35 PST 2001


Just the head seems like it might be easier to embroider (not that I have
any intention of doing that by hand) and considering some of the messages
lately the "beheaded" version seems appropriate. However I think I prefer
the full seahorse.
Just my two cents worth :)
Victoria



> Bryan:
>
> Thanks for rendering both of the badges.  It's easier to know what we're
> talking about when we can see samples.
>
> Of the two, I *still* prefer the former.  I have to admit, I am really
> uncomfortable with a beheaded Spike, and of the two, I think the first one
> says "Atlantia" much more clearly than the latter.
>
> One thing to also keep in mind is that whatever badge we end up
registering
> is likely to be morphed into what I will call "Academiewear".  Several of
us
> who went to K12N had breakfast together on Sunday and chatted about how we
> would use the badge.  One idea that I thought was outstanding was that we
> could take the badge and make a baldric out of it to be used by whomever
is
> running the dancing at an event.  If patterned after the first badge, it
> would be blue with a white dance and a full seahorse.  If patterned after
> the second badge, it would have a seahorse's head.  Of the two, the first
is
> IMO by far the better baldric design.  Similarly, we would like fashion
> favors which would be blue, have a white dance, and either Spike or
Spike's
> head.  If *I* were to wear this favor, I would want an intact Spike.
>
> Keep those ideas coming!
>
> -V
>
> ----Original Message Follows----
> From: "MICHAEL S LYONS" <CORILLA at prodigy.net>
> To: <academie at pbm.com>
> Subject: Re: academie: Academie Heraldry
> Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 20:09:57 -0500
>
> 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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