a while back i had a project dropped in my lap which called for the design of a group of military style embroidered insignias. tonight i was looking through my art archives on the old computer here and came across a bunch of the reference materials i used. i’ve gotta say, these little pieces of latter day heraldry always get my design juices flowing. there is something so gritty and gorgeous about them. (it’s a small irony that the rich history of military imagery lost out to a cheap yellow ribbon when it came to “supporting the troops.”) anyhow, see below for a small selection.
some are clickable for larger versions
this stuff is not “the best” or of any particular significance other than they were out there and caught my eye. but nice huh? or maybe it’s just me.