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Monogram SVG

First, let's define the terms SVG and monogram.

What is an SVG file?

In the context of computer graphics, SVG stands for 'Scalable Vector Graphics'.

An SVG file is a computer file that uses the SVG standard, defined by the World Wide Web Consortium, to display an image.

Typical image formats, such as JPG, PNG, and GIF, use raster graphics, which means they display an image by storing a grid of pixels, called a bitmap.

The color and position of each pixel is stored in the file, so if you resize a raster image larger than expected, the image becomes jagged and blurry.

In contrast, SVG images use vector graphics to define an image.

In an SVG image, the image is mathematically stored as a series of instructions that tell the viewer how to "draw" the image on the screen.

Since the drawing can be done at any size, SVG files are resolution independent.

They can be resized larger or smaller without losing quality or sharpness.

What is a graphic monogram?

The term monogram comes from a Greek word that translates as 'one letter'.

And although most modern brands use them frequently in their logos, the monogram was used several centuries ago.

In the 7th and 8th centuries, kings, princes and nobles signed many documents of the time with monograms. And in the religious sphere its use was also quite frequent.

Some authors point to King Charlemagne as the promoter of the monogram as we know it today.

What is a monogram in graphic design?

In graphic design the monogram concept follows the same basic principles. It is a design made up of a set of letters, sometimes a single letter.

The key is to play with the size, the typography, the borders, the shadows, their distribution in space and the way in which they are combined or intertwined.

All these elements make monograms unique symbols, some of them even being true pieces of art.

SVG Monogram Examples

Monogram, courtesy of  Vecteezy

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