Monday, February 23, 2009

Stella Maris Academy of Davao Seal

It's funny but I can't seem to find any decent online image of the seal of Stella Maris Academy of Davao. No graphics, no photos, none whatsoever except for small grainy pictures used as avatars for a Friendster account. In fact, do an Google image search and all you'll likely come across ARE Friendster pictures (which might say something about the graduates of Stella Maris -- but I refuse to think about that.)

So anyway, here it is -- quite possibly the first decent picture of the seal of Stella Maris Academy of Davao. This was from the big wooden seal hung outside the main entrance of the school. Not quite the design I remember, but I do like the execution. Now I wonder if the good sisters have actually put down the specifics for the design.


  1. hmmm... if that is indeed the case, why not go a step further? use inkscape or the online aviary tools to make a more precise and easily scalable and reproducible copy of the seal?

  2. We had the same problem when we were making souvenirs for our high school reunion. All the Silliman seals on line were terribly blurry!

    Then somebody told me that schools do that deliberately, that is, make the seals poorly reproducible to lessen ease of making fake documents by downloading the on- line seals and putting these on bogus diplomas, transcripts, etc.

    Makes sense, right?

  3. that does make sense. diplomas do require a seal on them to be official. good point.

  4. hello fellow marisian- can i use this picture for a facebook group? it's for our batch. let me know if it's not ok with you and i will gladly take it down. salamat.

  5. Sonny: go ahead, no problem with me. Thanks for asking. A link back to this page would be nice.

  6. thank you. yes i meant to say that about the linkback. you can also let me know what year you graduated, so i can credit appropriately.

    incidentally, i was browsing through your other posts. you teach at addu? i'm also from there. comp sci. :)

    cool blog. i've bookmarked it. dami akong comment, but that's for another time. heheh. thanks again.


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