Assembling and refining this collection has been an ever-growing project over the last three years.
Thank you to each of the artists who contributed illustrations to this effort, and to those who posted their creations online under licenses that allowed them to be collected here. Their names are catalogued in the Sources pages and this collection would not exist without them.
I am very grateful to the Pennsic Traceable Art project, led by Ailis Linne, which provided the inspiration for this collection, and was initially the primary source of material. A special thanks to Þórý Veðardóttir for recruiting me to work on updating that resource, and for providing feedback during the first year.
Many thanks to the heralds of the SCA for the years of research and the reference material which informed this work. Notable among these is Bruce Draconarius of Mistholme, creator of the Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry, aka the “PicDic,” a truly invaluable resource.
Particular thanks for the helpful feedback received from Beatrice Domenici della Campana, Kryss Kostarev, Yehuda ben Moshe, Tanczos Istvan, Thóra Róarsdóttir, and the members of the SCA Heraldry Chat group on Facebook.
My appreciation to folks who have contacted me with corrections, including Basil Dragonstrike, Konrad Mailander, Michael Gerard Curtememoire, Amy Hanson, Alexandre Saint Pierre, and Cormac Mór.
— Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Maintainer of HeraldicArt.org
Seahorse Pursuivant of the Crown Province of Østgarđr Elmet Herald of the East Kingdom
mka Matthew Simon Ryan Cavalletto
New York City, Fall 2019
This collection includes elements created by many different people, some specifically for this edition and some as part of other projects.
Each page containing third-party material identifies the source and original illustrator, if known, and more information about these sources is provided on this and the following pages.
Some items are drawn from historical works which were never copyrighted, or whose term of copyright has since expired. Those items are in the public domain and may be adapted and used freely.
For all other material, the original creators each retain their copyright in the individual elements contained herein, but have agreed to share them under terms that allow their free use within the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).
This means that you may trace, copy, modify, combine, and otherwise use any of these elements to submit armory registrations, for heraldic display, or for any other non-commercial purposes related to the SCA, for free, without requesting individual permission to do so.
No attribution is required for heraldic or artistic use of these elements within the SCA, so you may use these illustrations without a need to credit the original artists (although that is always welcome).
For commercial or non-SCA use of these images, you must carefully review the terms of the source material or contact the creators of the elements you wish to use for permission, as a few sources require attribution for use outside of the SCA, require relicensing of derivative works, or limit their work’s use in commercial contexts.
You may distribute this book as a whole, or portions of it, or incorporate its contents into other material, provided that you acknowledge the source(s) and allow everyone to share the resulting material under the same terms. Contact the author for details.