Monday, January 23, 2012

Coat of arms

Some weeks ago my dad (Echo Douglas) told me that he would make us a new coat of arms because his skills became so improved after making more than 175 Gorean Seals.
A coat of arms is a unique heraldic design on a shield or escutcheon or on a surcoat or tabard used to cover and protect armour and to identify the wearer. Thus the term is often stated as "coat-armour", because it was anciently displayed on the front of a coat of cloth. The coat of arms on an escutcheon forms the central element of the full heraldic achievement which consists of shield, supporters, crest and motto. The design is a symbol unique to an individual person, and to his family, corporation, or state. Such displays are commonly called armorial bearings, armorial devices, heraldic devices, or simply armorials or arms.
The word crest is often mistakenly applied to a coat of arms. A crest is a component of a heraldic display, so called because it stands on top of a helmet, as the crest of a jay stands on the bird's head.

Not long after that, he sends me this new T.R.A.C.S logo.
It's wonderful made and I very happy with it, but I also thought that I had misunderstood what he said and that he meant a logo and not a coat of arms. So some time went on and than he send me this master piece. It is high-quality artwork and it took him hours and hours of sleep. And the new logo is part of it.