What is a Monogram?
A Monogram is a design that incorporates letters in the same place; these letters can be classic or with specific design as artworks or surrounded with borders.
A Monogram can be a single letter, usually the initial of a name, two or more letters.
Usually is used to decorate an object to transform it in a stylish and personal one.
History: When is Monogram born?
First Monograms appeared in the early 350 B.C. in Greece.
Monograms were mostly used on coins and every Greek city used to monogram the first two letters of the city name to recognize the money.
This kind of personalisation is also used by artists and craftsmen to sign paintings, sculptures since centuries as a sort of copyright and quality brand.
When and how can I use a Monogram?
Monograms are mostly used to personalize gifts or personal objects, but also by artist to sign their works.
Usually for personalization the mosty used letters are:
-Single letter of the First Name
-Two letters: 1st letter of the surname, 1st letter of the First Name
-Three letters: 1st letter of the First name, 1st letter of the surname, 1st letter of the middle name
Monogram for couples:
-Two Letters: 1st letter of the name of the woman, 1st letter of the name of the man
– Three letters: (Married couples may also create three-letter monograms incorporating the initial of their shared surname) 1st letter of the first name of the woman, 1st letter of their shared surname, 1st letter of the first name of the man
-Four letters: in some cases couple may decide to use both 1st letters of their name and surname.
Some people like also to write a short phrase or slogan on a gift or a personal object.
Leather and Monograms
As wrote before, artisans usually use monograms to sign their works or to put a brand/logo on a produced good.
The most interesting part of all this is that some factories let the customers choose to monogram with initials or some phrases they like a product.
Piero Tucci Leather Factory has the monogram machine for leather and you can customise your goods (bags, wallets, jackets) with your initials or a maximum 12 letters phrase.
a Monogram Machine: