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Family Wax Seal: Design Ideas/questions List


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Imagine you wanted a wax seal relevant to your family and able to be used by both males and females in the next generation or two. What questions would you ask yourself when attempting to identify symbols for inclusion?

 

Assume there are no classical pieces of history to draw on (knights etc) and that the concept is commencing with this generation.

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Perhaps giving some thought to whether the symbols you are planning to use have a feminine/masculine interpretation; this of course would not be an issue if you are planning on creating a family crest from scratch, as it could represent both female and male in your family continuum. Seems as if it would be advantageous to design a symbol which could be interpreted as representing both male and female. Also, a symbol which would stand for some sense of timelessness. Something which no matter what year or decade or century could be recognizable. For example, something which denotes a writing instrument can be recognized no matter what form of written communication is being used, like a quill represents writing no matter what is electronically being used to communicate or write. Like a scroll stands for various things, but recognizable and it represents the act of something dealing with written communication done by both females and males.

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Mathematical or philosophical symbols might work.

 

I've been considering something like this:

http://clipart-finder.com/data/preview/39-Penrose_triangle_grayscale.png

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Imagine you wanted a wax seal relevant to your family and able to be used by both males and females in the next generation or two. What questions would you ask yourself when attempting to identify symbols for inclusion?

 

Assume there are no classical pieces of history to draw on (knights etc) and that the concept is commencing with this generation.

If it is commencing with this generation, you would have to find symbols easily recognizable from this generation. What symbols are there from this generation, which are neither male or female.However, also can represent some trait, or aspect, or characteristic easily interpreted and also gender neutral.

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Ea Alis Volat Propiis, per/Repletus Fontis Calamus!
She Flies by Her Own Wings, with filled Fountain Pen

 

Delta DolceVita, F-C Intrinsic 02, Pelikan M800 red/black striation, Bexley ATB Strawberry Swirl, Red Jinhao 159, Platinum 3776 Bourgogne. :wub:

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