Friday Tip!

Dear Constant Reader,

As I send this missive I’m winging my way to sunny California. A much needed change from frigid Boston.

Here’s your tip!

For visibility from stage, obey the heraldic rules of tincture.

What the heck does that mean? Back in the Middle Ages, when folks identified themselves with coats of arms, one wanted to make sure the images were clear & visible from a distance. You wouldn’t want to be attacked by your own army!

The rule of tinture is metal should not be put on metal, nor colour on colour. Metals are gold/yellow and silver/white. Colors are blue, red, green, purple, black.

If you have a design, image, or text you want to be really clear from stage, make sure it a color on a metal or vice versa. Black on yellow is really visible (think traffic signs); green on black, not so much.


Published in: on 21 November 2014 at 11:00 am  Leave a Comment  

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