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Using heraldry for others purposes isn’t new, but it can still be exciting, creative, and fulfilling.
How do you use a coat-of-arms, crest, or badge? Or even a charge or symbol?
These marks of heraldry were used as identification on legal documents, and to seal them.
Arms were designed to convey a feeling of power and strength, often using military symbols. Some were a form of corporate logos. They also came to be used by educational and other establishments.
As jousting went out-of-fashion, the coat of arms continued to be used socially as visual identification on sealing wax impressions and family tomb carvings.
Arms and badges were also embroidered and appliqued on
- Standards, Banners, Pennants
- Horse Trappings
- Other belongings
For identification and propriety, they were printed on paper products ~
- Decorative Paper
Of course, artists used them various art media ~
- Stained Glass Windows
- Enamel Work
- Achievements or Hatchments
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