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.
Wandering, as I was wont to do, about the streets of Canterbury, England, I ran across another piece of quasi-heraldry which incorporated the white horse of Kent in a company's logo:
It was a sign for R. Durtnell & Sons Limited, Building Contractors.
It's not quite heraldic; the primary charge (the horse) carrying the banner ("Est. 1591") is almost more like a supporter to a coat of arms than a charge on such a coat, and the "base" is "color on color", but still, all in all it has a fairly heraldic "feel" to it.
Plus the fact that they are using the white horse of Kent is a clue to where they are established.
I still find it fascinating, all the ways today that people find to use heraldry or heraldry-like designs.