From Lowe's Curiosities of Heraldry: “It does not seem to have occured to these allegorizing worthies that the tincture of a charge may be diametrically opposed to the signification assigned to the charge itself. For example, the coat ‘Vert, a bull's head or’ by the armilogical rules cited above, would signify, as to the tinctures, pleasure and joy, while as to the charge it would mean rage and fury. Again, ‘Purpure, a wolf argent’ would mean ‘a wrangler with a peacable disposition!!’”
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This one is also from Woot!, and is sold under the same conditions: on sale for 24 hours (ending at midnight Central Daylight Time tonight, Saturday, July 12) at a cost of $12 (with free shipping).
Still and all, I'm not at all sure I particularly like this design. The title is Procrastinators United, and I'm not sure that real procrastinators like myself would ever actually get around to uniting. It also has a motto with "Yay for Tomorrow," which does sound more likely (though even here, "Yay for Next Week" might be even better!).
But it's heraldry, of a sort, and therefore of some interest to me, and I hope to you as well.
As for buying one of these shirts myself, well, I'm sure I'll get around to it pretty soon.