Saturday, July 30, 2011

[ Kinship ] The Town of Kinship Book

©2011 Frank C. Anderson, Jr.

I've been busy working on The Town of Kinship Book.  The picture above is the initial cover mock up.  I was trying to come up with an idea for the cover when I thought about creating a town seal, and then a motto.  So I thought why not put the seal on the cover?  I think it looks good, but I may make a few changes.

I really think the seal came out fairly good, but I might work on it a little more.

I'm really not that good at Latin, and had to use an online resource to translate the town motto, which is Embrace the Mystery.  The closest I could get was Amplexo Mysterium, well, I think it's close.  I could have used Carpe Mysterium, but I didn't really like it.  In fact carpe doesn't really mean seize in Latin.  It's correct definition is pick, pluck, cull, or gather.

I thought about using De Brevitate Vitae as the motto given the nature of the Town of Kinship.


  1. This is a great project. Keep up the good work!

  2. Very cool stuff. The seal is a pretty nice touch.