LV Monogram & Japanese Heraldry:Do you see the similarities? “It’s no accident tht Louis Vuitton was successful in Japan. One of them is little known. In Japan, ‘LV’ had the obvious legitimacy of being a source of valuable objects in the eyes of the elite. The LV monogram canvas created in 1892 carried small geometric signs that had no meaning for the average Westerner. In fact, they are Mon signs, linked to Japanese heraldry symbols; in 1892 Europe was in the grip of a Japanizing current…

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The story goes like this. Logo on the left: a monogram for a defunct company called S Logo on the right: designed by Rich Silverstein for his ad agency Goodby Silverstein & Partners (GS) which won at 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

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