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What symbols when seen give you a sense of power/wealth?

Asked by robdamel (786 points ) February 12th, 2011

For example, the rolex`s crown, or Roll`s Royce`s ‘R’. Or the Horse standing on two legs for Ferrari. What symbol, whatever it may be, gives you a sense of power/wealth? Or mystery, like the Mason`s letter G and a ruler.

Can you think of your own symbol that would be cool, that would be awesome to represent something (a club, brand name, a manufacturer of costly items)?

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iamthemob's avatar

To be honest – the U.S. flag and the Presidential Seal both do it for me.

robdamel's avatar

Thats a good example too.

iamthemob's avatar

@coffeenut – I’m fairly certain that the second represents a not insignificant possession of the first. ;-)

Pattijo's avatar

Tags on clothes .

JLeslie's avatar

Personally, I don’t feel powerful from anything I don’t think. Powerful does not enter in my mind. When I first read the question I thought of the US flag like @iamthemob, but then hesitate, because I don’t feel powerful, I feel greatful, proud, a part of something, among many.

I like driving around in my Porsche, because it is fun. I like the clothes, the logo, but I actually do not like driving it when I am one of the few in an expensive car. I prefer to blend in than to stand out. The Porsches are my husbands gig, when I pick an every day car for me I tend to buy a four door moderate Japanese car. I don’t feel wealthy from the prestige things I own. What makes me feel wealthy (I only use that term, because the OP is using it, I am not technically wealthy, more upper middle class) is having money in the bank so I can buy what I need, do things on whim, and don’t have to panic if we lose our jobs.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Seeing injustice.

JLeslie's avatar

@robdamel I am curious, did you ask this question because you are trying to come up with a symbol or logo for something? A lot of the prestigious brands use their letters: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yve Saint Laurent, Christian Dior. You mentioned Ferrari’s horse, many prestigious brands have equestrian logos, I think Hermes uses a horse and carriage? Well, and they use their H. Some use crown like symbols, Rolex, Maserati to name a few. More ideas too look up logos are jewelry brands that branched out ino fragrance and some other things like Boucheron and Cartier. Clothing more handbags and accessories: Prada, Armani black label, Versace. Lastly it is not just the logo, many of the expensive brands people recognize before they ever see the logo, just by the style and quality.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Smooth fresh blacktop highways.
A black on black sedan, immaculately kept clean.
Columbian emeralds.
Public buildings with stone, wood and lots of manicured greenery.
Filled polished wood bookcases.

everephebe's avatar

”...now the ultimate power in the universe.”

Opulence, is this really what wealth is?

robdamel's avatar

@JLeslie Thanks, excellent answer I was more looking for. I`m trying to think of a prestigous symbol (for a project). Doesnt have to represent any name in particular, simply looking at it gives an idea of wealth (ie Crown.) I`d like more ideas though. Thanks

pinykiting's avatar

what symbol when seen gives a sense of happines?

JLeslie's avatar

Did I mention crest logos?

pinykiting's avatar

crest logos! any links

JLeslie's avatar

Porsche, University of Cambridge…

robdamel's avatar

University of Cambridge, I agree

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