A Coat of Arms

29 Dec

My Dad belongs to a special German club, which I won’t try to explain too much about because it’s a bit crazy. However, as a fully-fledged member he needs a coat of arms. He’s been a fully fledged member for over a year, but he still didn’t have one so I took a couple of photos of some the other members’ coats of arms at their Xmas function (there’s a set layout) and made him one for Christmas.

Coat of Arms

Most of my time was spent tracing the knight from one of the photos, though I took some liberties with the colouring and highlights on the fabric. I used my Encyclopedia of Fonts to identify the font used (Old English ITC) so I could get the exact same one. The periodic table is all my own work 🙂

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4 Responses to “A Coat of Arms”

  1. random_alex December 29, 2008 at 9:45 am #

    That is *so* cool.

  2. kathrynlinge December 29, 2008 at 9:49 am #

    Thanks 🙂
    I bought a fancy but el cheapo frame from Target (25% off) and it really did come up well. Dad is pleased and has already asked if I’ll do one for one of his other friends (which is super easy now – just change the coat of arms and name)

  3. random_alex December 29, 2008 at 9:52 am #

    You could get a little business happening doing that… =D

  4. harry September 15, 2010 at 9:33 pm #

    yea it is displayed in our burg
    to find out about schlaraffia look at:
    http://www.pertha-australika.org/
    or
    http://www.schlaraffia.org/

    or just type in “schlaraffia” as there are sites in english

    if you speak german and ahve an interest in german culture and a sense of humour (yes inspite of pommie propaganda germans do have one!)

    make contact even if you do not live in perth!

    cheers harry

    (nb i was a chemist and kunstabilus der elementare records that– though there can also be another interpretation!)

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