As I’ve often mentioned in this blog, “you can find heraldry everywhere!” In this specific instance, it was in an emailed letter to my boss on which I was copied (as a part of my “day job.” Something’s got to help pay the monthly mortgage, and so far at least, heraldry hasn’t been it).
The email was from someone at the Dallas Country Club, a golf course and social club in the city of Highland Park, Texas. (Highland Park is what we here call an “island city,” because it is completely surrounded by the city of Dallas, making it look like an “island” on a map.)
Anyway, they use a coat of arms as their logo, and it was attached as a graphic in the email. They also use it extensively on their website (http://www.thedallascc.org/) and presumably in all of their printed literature. It’s nice to seem them using something that looks something like a coat of arms, though I wish it were a better design heraldically.
If I were to try to blazon it, it would be something like Argent on a bend vert between ten bezants (3, 2, 2, and 3) the letters D, C, and C palewise argent, a bordure vert. Or we could blazon the field as Argent bezanty. Either way, it’s "metal on metal" and thus not good contrast.
Still, as a corporate logo, it’s not a bad design, and it’s nice to see a company actually using theirs. Many companies adopt an heraldic logo and you have to hunt around to even find it at all. The DCC makes use of theirs on everything.
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