It is a solemn matter to appoint a Herald to your household, for he will be with you, assuming your need for him continues, forever after. His presence alone can turn a simple sandwich into a solemn banquet. Never take a Herald on a picnic. (The Book of Weird)
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't register people's coats of arms (though I can certainly suggest designs for those who might be interested). What I do is study, research, teach, and write about heraldry. And I like to share what I have learned about heraldry, hence this blog. I hope that you'll find it informative, interesting at least occasionally, and worth your time to come back. Got a question? Comments? Feel free to let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
I've added another heraldic artist to the list of artists down the left-hand column of this blog, and added his blog to the list of blogs which is also in that column.
The artist's name is Tudor-Radu Tiron, an up and coming heraldic artist from Romania.
I was introduced to his work when I saw a recent bookplate that he had done for a client in Denmark who was born in Canada. I found the ex libris interesting because it was based on a late 15th Century equestrian seal, and I thought it was a wonderful piece of heraldic art.
Isn't that a great bookplate? And one certainly a step or several from the usual form of bookplates that we've all seen (and used) for so long. What an inventive way to mark the ownership a book.
If you think so, too, and want to learn more about this heraldic artist or see more of his other heraldic art, please feel free to click on the link to artist Tudor-Radu Tiron or to his blog, Heraldic Art, or just use this link: http://deseneheraldice.blogspot.com/
I look forward to seeing more of his work in the future.