Monograms are back! The style that has been around since as early as 350 BC is making a comeback in a big way. Around Initials Inc. monograms and personalization has always been all the rage!
Originally monograms were used as a signature of royalty. They were seen on coins to mark the reign of Greek and Roman rulers. Through the years, middle class artisans began using monograms to mark their work. However, during the Victorian era those in the higher classes modified the monograms for personal use, mostly so items wouldn’t be lost. First they used their monogram on linens, but eventually they monogramed items such as jewelry and silver.
During the 1930s the invention of embroidery machines made monogramming an affordable fashion. Over time, creating monograms has been made easier thanks to technology. Now monogramming is back and is bigger than ever! Monogramming is on almost anything you can imagine ... purses, totes, coolers, blankets, towels, luggage and everything in between.
Louis Vuitton created one of the first famous monogrammed logos in the 19th century, which we still see today. There are also other famous fashion monograms such as Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana. Monograms have even become an individual’s logo. We know famous people by their monograms such as John Fitzgerald Kennedy, JFK; Franklin Delano Roosevelt, FDR; Martin Luther King, Jr., MLK. Were they early adopter fashionistas?
We see a resurgence of traditional monograms and font choices on the rise.