Over at academia.sx we are looking to create a community promotion ad to help us get out of beta. https://academia.meta.stackexchange.com/questions/238/community-promotion-ad-to-run-on-other-ses
We were thinking that it would be nice to create a "coat of arms" type academic seal. Would it be appropriate to ask "how to create an academic seal in LaTeX?" I would be willing to add a bounty in thanks for the effort.