Adlergarnitur of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria from the 16th Century on display at the Neue Burg Museum in Vienna
Made in 1547 by Jorg Seusenhofer it can be adapted into different tournament armours as well as field armours for warfare. Adlergarnitur is a style that makes heavy use of the Austrian Eagle as a motif on armour. The eagle can be seen on the helmet and the thigh plates.
Ferdinand managed to incur a high level of dept due to his love of ornate armour and Counter-reformation artwork which is now in display in museums in Vienna.
I’ve always been a huge fan of The Legend of Zelda and have played almost every game in the franchise. I’ve been scouring the internet for a perfect Zelda Tee and have only come across a few that I’ve truly loved. So I wanted to add another design to my wishlist and design something that, if not anyone else, I could appreciate and be proud to wear.
I wanted to create something that was both simple but detailed and summed up the classical look of the series as a whole. Also to use staple iconography from the series to help bring the whole design together.
I’ve used text from the official Hylian language. Everything is translated from Japanese. The scroll text says, ‘Zeruda no Densetsu’ which means 'Legend of Zelda’. The other Hyrulian text around the symbols are the Japanese names for the elements of the seven sages, so 'fire’, 'water’, 'forest’, 'spiri’t, 'shadow’ and 'light’.
The vines hark back to another element to the series that people expect to see in each iteration. There’s always a moment in every Zelda game that you have to climb a vast wall of vines to reach the top. It also gives the feeling of the forest which is always an important area in any Zelda adventure.