Benjamin Critton
"In heraldry, tinctures are the colours used to emblazon a coat of arms. These can be divided into several categories including light tinctures, called metals, dark tinctures, called colours, nonstandard colours, called stains, furs, and 'proper'. A charge tinctured 'proper' (also sometimes termed 'natural') is coloured as it would be found in nature. One of the few fundamental rules of heraldry is that metals must not be placed upon other metals and colours must not be placed upon other colours. This is referred to as the rule of tincture. The rule is so closely followed that arms that violate it are called 'Armes Fausses' ('False Arms'); any violation is presumed to be intentional, to the point that one is supposed to enquire how it came to pass."

Armes Fausses (False Arms) is a colour-based image re/depository. As it turns out, arbitrary systems of organization are organizational systems nevertheless.

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Armes Fausses was made and is maintained by Ben Critton, who is learning things at Art School and sometimes makes other projects like Surplus Surplus Surplus.