State Crest / 州の紋章

August 27, 2014

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3 December 1963, Madagascar
State crest of Antsirabe, Tulear and Majunga
design of coat of arms: Robert Louis & Suzanne Gauthier

Not only the nation or the head of state have their coat of arms – almost all states, cities and towns in Europe and their colonies have their heraldry.  Here some modern design of states in Madagascar.

For example of the last one of Majunga – shows Baobab tree from the region and three boats, indicating that Majunga ( Mahajanga ) is a harbour town.  Yes, they must have crocodiles in their region, too.

This summer I met a young French designer who has her family origin from Madagascar.  It was a lovely encounter with her, to know her poetic approach in her creations.

国や国家元首だけでなく、ヨーロッパやその植民地だった都市や地方には紋章があります。これは1960年にフランスの植民地から独立したマダガスカルの州の紋章です。

たとえば最後の一枚はマハジャンガ州のもので、地方にたくさん生えるバオバブの木が中心にあり、三艘の帆船はハジャンガが港湾都市であることを伝えてくれます。この州にはまちがいなく、ワニも住んでいたはず。

この夏、マダガスカルにルーツを持つ若いフランス人デザイナーと出会いました。ヨーロッパに起源を持つデザインとはひと味ちがう、詩的な創造に楽しい刺激を受けたのでした。

 

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