I’m game for a little good-natured deconstruction of monograms in this day and age if you are. Symbols are symbols, after all, and I am particularly fond of the cultural sort. Let’s guess that monograms are a way to say who we are. We might think that the wearing of any monogram at all indicates that the monogrammed person is most likely somewhat traditional, conservative. But there’s variance. This person, for example, looks pretty serious about her monogram. Classic.
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?