Government Seal of New Eiffel
|Principality of New Eiffel
|25 March 2020
|White roundel with red outline, and the words "Seal of the Government of New Eiffel" on the outline. Inside the roundel contains Hardy the Fox holding the Latin cross.
|Jayden Lycon of the Cupertino Alliance
|On treaties and documents
The Government Seal of New Eiffel was the national emblem of the Principality of New Eiffel between 25 March and 1 November 2020—New Eiffel's dissolution. It replaced the previous emblem that had been used since 23 June 2019. The first symbol was originally intended as a government seal, hence its name. The emblem was a roundel containing Hardy the Fox holding a Latin cross with his paw amidst a white background. The banner surrounding Hardy was dark red with a black outline on the exterior, which bore the black text "Seal of the Government of New Eiffel" in English. It was created by Jayden Lycon as a test run for the creation of Cupertino Alliance ministerial seals and as an appreciation gift for New Eiffel's membership within the Cupertino Alliance. The previous design—which had two seldom-used variants—was created by Prince Zabëlle I on 23 June 2019; the variants on 25 June.
The symbol, a national emblem, is a circle or roundel containing a leftward-facing mellow apricot Hardy the Fox—with his tail pointing upwards—holding a black Latin cross with his paw amidst a white background. The banner surrounding Hardy is dark red with a black outline on the exterior and bears the black text "Seal of the Government of New Eiffel" in English. The design and colours were based on the previous government seal adopted on 23 June 2019. Hardy the Fox is a fictional yellow-coloured red fox who had frequently appeared in elements of the culture of New Eiffel—such as in poems, stories and in the visual arts. In most interpretations he was able to hold things with his paws like a human and stand on two legs. The Latin cross that he is holding represented the importance of Christianity in New Eiffel, particularly Protestantism.
The first national seal was created by Zabëlle I, Prince of New Eiffel, on 23 June 2019 in order to be used as a government seal on New Eiffelic passports. Zabëlle I first tried using the coat of arms of New Eiffel but found that it would be too complicated to print. The design had a yellow-coloured Hardy in the centre with a brown Latin cross at the bottom, standing on the dark red label. Inside of the red label was the black text "Government" in English, below which was "of" in the centre of the emblem between the label and Hardy; and "New Eiffel" in grey text just above Hardy. Skye used Hardy as he wanted the seal to contain both an animal and element of New Eiffelic culture. Despite its intended purpose, the emblem never appeared on any future proposed designs for New Eiffelic passports and was instead adopted as the national emblem that same day.
Skye created two alternate versions of the seal on 25 June; the first "Star variation" omitted the text and introduced the flag of New Eiffel at the centre-top of the label and a grey five-pointed star in the centre above Hardy. The second, "Blanked variation" moved the Latin cross to the centre-top of the label; had the flag of New Eiffel sticking out from the right side via a flagpole; and Hardy fronted a large, grey five-pointed star. On 25 March 2020, as a test run for the new Cupertino Alliance ministerial seals and as an appreciation gift for New Eiffel's membership within the Cupertino Alliance, Jayden Lycon designed a refreshed version of the seal. Zabëlle I was satisfied with this design, and it was adopted that same day.
Eiffel Star variation
- Royal Archives: item #0245. "Government Seal of New Eiffel; Blanked Variation". Retrieved 23 April 2023.
- Royal Archives: item #0246. "Government Seal of New Eiffel; Eiffel Star Variation". Retrieved 23 April 2023.
- Lycon, Jayden (25 March 2020). "New Eiffel adopts seal by Cupertino Alliance; apology issued". Nacre. Archived via the Wayback Machine on 26 March 2020. Retrieved 26 March 2020.