Monday, March 1, 2010
I ran across an interesting new take on the idea of "family heraldry" the other day. On the website of the Registro Internacional de Armas Gentilicias (http://www.riag.es/), among their recent registrations, was a set of three coats of arms to James William Baker (below, top left), Katrin Baker (below, top right), and Tracey Katrin Baker (below, lower center). The various arms, shown below, have a recognizable theme to them that might lead you to think that they belonged to individuals who could related in some way, even if the relationship itself is not clearly shown.
It's an audacious design, to say the least, to create three coats of arms that fit together to make a single comprehensive composition. I haven't decided how much I like it personally, but it's certainly an intriguing concept.