A family crest I designed for Stafford family from the USA

A family crest I designed for Stafford family from the USA

This family crest has been designed for a¬†Stafford family which¬†has a lineage that goes back to the Norman Invasion in 1066. The traditional symbol of the Stafford family is the red chevron on gold.¬†Beyond that, the client wanted to include a fox, symbolising his personally.¬†This would be a typical North American or European red fox, orange in color. At first the idea was for a leaping posture, but eventually the fox head has been a final version holding a sword. Additional text on the ribbon “Et Vulpes Novit”.


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