Herald-what?

Heraldic achievements, ciphers, and coats of arms are often referred to today (at the chagrin of stickler historians!) simply as crests, illustrated monograms, or emblems. 

The general concept is to build a design with images that are full of meaning. I specialize in custom designs that reflect your passions. We’ll build your custom design around ideas and images that are near and dear to your heart. We can go literal – and include shield-like shapes and motto ribbons –  or simply embrace the concept of designing artwork with you in mind.

Your personalized design can become the basis for paper goods – say, a cohesive invitation and announcement suite, personal stationery, or a print to hang in your home. Or, we can explore special production concepts. 

For more on how I apply the concept to your wedding, click below.

Wedding Heraldry

What are some examples?

Core invitation and announcements stationery is recommended in 5.5in x 8.5in flats, with coordinating A9 contour flap envelopes. This leaves room for text to breathe within the design. For wedding suites we can also add other elements.

Personal or business stationery is recommended in a slightly smaller size of 5in x 7in flats, with coordinating A7 square flap envelopes.

Commemorative art (think family crest, pet remembrance, special event retroactive, vows) is recommended in anything from an 8in square up to an 11in x 14in, perfect for your framing.

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