Symbols and Symbology

by selinamkhounlo

An example of my designs of symbols and symbology. Photo format is gif because of flat color

An example of my designs of symbols and symbology. Photo format is gif because of flat color

Symbols. We see them everywhere and sometimes they’re universally understandable or just down right confusing to understand for some of us. But what we all know about symbols is that they are graphic that are representations or hold a certain meaning of something without using type.

Ying yang symbol. Photo format is png for transparency.

Ying yang symbol. Photo format is png for transparency.

There are symbols that we can tell by just looking at it since it is universally seen and recognizable all over the world. These signs can also be use in sign systems, transportation, and recreational sources since they are meant to be recognizable universally so most people can make out the meaning. Universally known symbols are especially good if you’re traveling to a foreign country and don’t speak the main language spoken there.

There are also symbols that are harder to understand unless you get to know what the meaning is all about. For an example, the below image is of the Superman logo from the new Superman film, “Man of Steel”. The logo may just look like an “S” and many people believe it just stands for the hero’s name “Superman”, but in a clip of the 2013 film, it was revealed that the symbol stood for “hope.”

Superman symbol for the "Man of Steel" film. Photo format is jpeg.

Superman symbol for the “Man of Steel” film. Photo format is jpeg.

Symbols, there are very fun to find the meaning of them, but even more fun to guess the meaning.

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