“What is it that induceth you, what stirs you up to believe, or who told you that white signifieth faith, and blue constancy? An old paltry book, say you, sold by the hawking pedlars and balladmongers, entitled The Blason of Colours. Who made it? Whoever it was, he was wise in that he did not set his name to it. But, besides, I know not what I should rather admire in him, his presumption or his s...ottishness. His presumption and overweening, for that he should without reason, without cause, or without any appearance of truth, have dared to prescribe, by his private authority, what things should be denotated and signified by the colour: which is the custom of tyrants, who will have their will to bear sway in stead of equity, and not of the wise and learned, who with the evidence of reason satisfy their readers. His sottishness and want of spirit, in that he thought that, without any other demonstration or sufficient argument, the world would be pleased to make his blockish and ridiculous impositions the rule of their devices.” - Rabelais
I'm an Academic Herald. I'm not a "real" herald; I don't design and 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. (You can find some of my books about heraldry and a list of my articles and presentations about heraldry at "Our Website" below.) 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 ask or let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can find my contact information in my Profile.
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Individuals Added to the Heraldic Artists Websites Section
As part of my on-going endeavors to keep this blog as a resource for people looking for/looking at heraldry, I ran across a link the other day to a page with a number of artists, some of whom specialize in heraldry, and some to whom heraldry is only a part of what they do.
As a consequence, and after visiting their web pages, I have added a number of individuals from this listing to the Heraldic Artists Websites section here (down the left-hand side of this page). I was happy to see that I had already linked to a good number of these artists; it's nice to know that they are deservedly being recognized by others for the quality of there heraldic work. (Or in other words, it's not just me who thinks they do great work!)
So please feel free to check out the list of links here and visit their web pages to see what wonderful heraldic art these very talented people are turning out.