Monogram Latticework of Letters
 What is a Monogram? Examples of Monograms Making of Monograms Waldemar Kögler's Monograms
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What is a Monogram?
A monogram is a composition of letters as a sign for a name.

The monograms, which I describe at this website, are latticeworks of letters. The letters are initials of members of a family.

Examples of Monograms top

 ....................XP................. The monogram of Christ............................................

 ...... Johann Sebastian Bach's monogram (JSB))..................

 .................................. At the end of  the middle ages artists and craftsmen used monograms to protect their works against imitation, but also to express their self-confidence and pride. A popular monogram is Albrecht Dürer's signature. (from "The Hare")

Making of Monograms top
Choose the initials of family members' names.

Draw the initials in tall and slender letters about 1 foot = 30 cm long.

Cut out the letters.

Interweave the letters, so that you can recognize them all. The general picture has to look nice.

Draw the latticework of letters.

Decorate the letters and the spaces between the letters.

Waldemar Kögler's Monograms top
The art teacher and artist Waldemar Kögler (1906 to 1977) has developed this playing with letters into little works of art. Many people who he knew have these pictures with their initials in their home.

Two of  Waldemar Kögler's monograms:

Es folgt ein weiteres Monogramm von Waldemar Kögler.

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