What imagery and symbolism would you associate with authority, knowledge and creativity?

Usually those three things tend not to go together and I’m struggling to come up with concepts that combine all three. Any ideas?

This will help me with research on an identity project I have coming up. Any contributions will be helpful.


I would look at classical forms. In architecture we studied how Greeko-roman architecture has been re-employed by empires and institutions (think government, banks etc) of all forms to conjure a sense of stability, security and authority.

Additionally the historical period was one where great minds pushed the boundaries of the arts and sciences. This is partly why universities and learning institutions also employ devices; names, statues, architecture, from the same period.

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