A History of Symbols

Their Meaning and Their Function as an Aid to Civilization and Commerce

“A sign is something by knowing we know something more.” — Charles Sanders Peirce

Sumerian Cuneiform
The evolution of pictographs to Roman letterforms
Mason’s marks
Greek monogram
Livestock brands
Traditional Japanese mon
Pelikan symbol evolution from 1878 to 1962
Bass abstract triangle logo, 1875
GE evolution
Paul Rand logo design
David Carson logo design
The Noun Project, an online resource for symbols




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