Monograms In The Year 2009
This person is more light-hearted. Preppy.
This person, maybe classic, preppy, with an arty edge.
But wait. This person can hardly be seen as traditional.
Yes. The artist formerly known as Prince. It's his glyph. A logo? A monogram? A brand?
You see, I think it could be fairly said that we have a situation in America where the traditional monogram is converging with the trend of "branding" ourselves. We're exhorted to come up with an online brand, to Twitter with a copyrighted name, to brand our personas. Even the concept of personalizing a wedding is known as "branding".... *slight shudder*. Although I love the way those lighted monograms look, I confess. Very Cinderella.
Which has me thinking. Cinderella's monogram...hmm.....Mr. Eisner, sir, do you have a moment?
ABC from Embroidery Arts
MTC and PJB from my mad Powerpoint skills
Prince glyph from Minnesota Historical Society (no kidding)