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Guinness: Advertising with Imagination

Cheshire heraldry expert Martin Goldstraw stumbled upon this creative ad for Guinness while stumbling through some old copies of The Coat of Arms, the journal of the Heraldry Society. [Mr. Goldstraw’s image modified by yours truly].

Among the heraldic terms employed in the text:

achievement
field
vert
bar
proper
regardant
charged
ordinary
bend
sinister
chief
goutte
escutcheon
rampant

per fess
sable
argent
or
gules
compartment
shield
motto
supporters
dexter
tenne
jessant
purpure
triumphant

I expect those unfamiliar with the art & science of heraldry can look up most of these terms in the University of Notre-Dame’s Heraldic Dictionary.
This post was published on Friday, April 24th, 2009 2:07 pm. It has been categorised under Heraldry and been tagged under , , .
Comments
JaneC
26 Apr 2009 5:11 am

Guinness and heraldry: what could be better? The wordplay is completely delightful.



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