Why a Logo?

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hieroglyphs/petroglyphs

Let us begin with motive. Man’s desire to claim ownership is inherent. Whether this is a result of pride, greed, or hope of immortality is personal. We mark our names on childhood drawings. We develop a signature, unique to each of us, to protect our identity. We carve initials into tree trunks with a heart, hoping to make a union permanent. The logo is an extension of these acts. It redefines these motives from the individual to the collective.

historical context

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300 AD

The idea of using marks to claim ownership ...

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