Personal Coat of Arms (2019)

After playing Crusader Kings 2, I got interested in heraldry, a centuries-old artistic tradition that is strikingly similar to modern graphic design. I decided to try making a coat of arms for myself based on traditional English heraldic rules.

Here’s the blazon (the formal technical definition of the design, from which the image is derived):

Sable, on a bend Gules fimbriated Or, the symbol of Spades (as in a deck of playing cards) Or.

Mantling: Sable doubled Or.

Crest: From flames Gules a phoenix incensed rising with wings raised and extended Or.

Motto: “Arte Non Fortuna”

The vector linework was adapted from Wikimedia Commons.

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