Because more often than not, simple is beautiful. That is not to say that the sigils and heraldry of the world of Game of Thrones cannot be majestically intricate.
We’ve seen many renditions of the sigils of the houses of Westeros – both online and offline – and the decision to go minimalist is not a new idea. It seems to me, though, that what designer Darrin Crescenzi has created stands out above the rest.
This is not really surprising as he is associated with no less than Nike, a brand not unfamiliar brilliant design.
Crescenzi shares that he got suckered into the Song of Ice and Fire, thanks to HBO’s version, the Game of Thrones – a story not uncommon among current fans of the fantasy series. The designer goes on to share that he really got into how George R.R. Martin describes the houses of Westeros and the branding that went into each sigil. Talk about a juxtaposition of a fantasy world and the real world (of branding).
Here’s more on how this houses of Westeros poster came to be:
I hadn’t seen a design take on the sigils that I was fond of, and so a personal mission to craft an icon for each of them began. Of course, there’s hundreds of crests, so some lesser houses didn’t quite make the cut. Sorry Manderlys of White Harbor.
The result? A poster any decent Game of Thrones fan would want on his walls.
The sigils aren’t too clear in that image, so here are a couple of close up shots.
Here’s the best part: You can purchase the Houses of Westeros poster for $35. It measures in at 18 by 24 inches, with gold foil stamp on 80# Mohawk superfine eggshell cover. There are only 250 posters, each hand-numbered!