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Thread started 04/25/12 9:15pm

Vanilli

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The story of Prince's symbol?

I feel like I might lose my Prince-fan card for asking this, but what is the real story of Prince's symbol? I know he had that as an album title, and later changed his "name" to that, but, really it came about before both of those things. What is the origin of it? What does it mean? How did he come up with it? Any info would be much appreciated! cool

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Reply #1 posted 04/25/12 10:09pm

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I can't explain it good (my english is weak), but I recommend you interview at Oprah show. Then you won't have any questions. smile

So evil girl, if one of us has a date,
With the undertaker, which one will it be?
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Reply #2 posted 04/26/12 2:10am

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In the Kamasutra cassette cover it says "His most recent album at that time - will be a collection of love songs, mostly written 4 and about Mayte. And it will pose an interesting dilema: The album's title is an unponouncable hieroglyph that merges the male and female sex symbols 2gether.

Thus creating something that although Prince will use many times before, will now seen 2 represent 2 him - the perfect love. And yet, no one will know what 2 call this new symbol.

No sound seems fitting 4 what Prince will believe 2 be the melding of 2 souls that 2gether create one. So this day in Puerto Rico he prays... All alone staring at the ocean, he implores the heavens 4 the answer-

'What is the symbol? What does it really mean?'

A voice says 2 him, 'It's your name'"

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Reply #3 posted 04/26/12 4:03am

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swdee said:

In the Kamasutra cassette cover it says "His most recent album at that time - will be a collection of love songs, mostly written 4 and about Mayte. And it will pose an interesting dilema: The album's title is an unponouncable hieroglyph that merges the male and female sex symbols 2gether.

Thus creating something that although Prince will use many times before, will now seen 2 represent 2 him - the perfect love. And yet, no one will know what 2 call this new symbol.

No sound seems fitting 4 what Prince will believe 2 be the melding of 2 souls that 2gether create one. So this day in Puerto Rico he prays... All alone staring at the ocean, he implores the heavens 4 the answer-

'What is the symbol? What does it really mean?'

A voice says 2 him, 'It's your name'"

And upon reading these mysterious writings, fans in their droves collectively replied in one wordless, symbolic motion...

barf

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Reply #4 posted 04/26/12 5:11am

luvsexy4all

man and woman together with God voicing bliss thru the freedom of ones expression

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Reply #5 posted 04/26/12 8:04am

buttcheeks

Correct me if I am wrong, the symbol is waaaaaaaaaay older than Prince.

The one on erotic city cover and on his leather jacket sleeve in the movie graffiti bridge is like the old one. The current one since the o(+> album is more customed to Prince. I believe an ancient version originates from Africa?

Anyway I remember seeing old stones carved into that symbol.

I believe Prince adopted the symbol, its not his original concept or creation.

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Reply #6 posted 04/26/12 8:45am

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Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #7 posted 04/26/12 8:46am

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This Symbol existed Since a Long time ago. You can see that the motorcycle in purple Rain has the symbol All over it, And after the "When doves cry" scene you can see the Symbol In the Bridge, so The Symbol it's not A 90s Thing.

Well I'm not an expert but If U ask me I think that The Symbol Was His Name Til 2001 I think. He had Issues With warner and to avoid them He changed His name.

Now The Symbol mixes both the Male and The Female genres 2gether, And the Horn Represents Music. I think the He came with the Idea Of this Symbol Because he can be quiet Androgynous when he wants to.

I dunno the origin of it, Maybe He Imagined The Symbol Some day back In the 80s While he was liking his mirror...

I'm 16, I became Fan Of Prince Right After he released 20Ten So yeah, I'm New Here! I'm from Venezuela And I'm an Artist
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Reply #8 posted 04/26/12 9:27am

Soulstar77A

I would love to post a link that shows the occult connection, but then" Luv4u" will be disturbed in his/her christian world outlook again, label it as "nonsense" and will close the thread immediately.

So i wont do this.... wink

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Reply #9 posted 04/26/12 10:55am

hyperpessimist

Oh, there is more, and we may never know exactly what and how. Check out this link and speculate...

http://www.navel.com/memb...age_05.htm

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Reply #10 posted 04/26/12 11:17am

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Now where I come from
We don't let society tell us how it's supposed 2 be
Our clothes, our hair, we don't care
It's all about being there...
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Reply #11 posted 04/26/12 1:11pm

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http://www.behance.net/gallery/PRINCE-The-Symbol-HDMG/974597

  • PRINCE
    The Artist Formerly Known as Prince // Symbol Design

  • In addition to working on a number of Prince music videos over the years, I was fortunate enough to collaborate with Art Director Lizz Luce to design the "Symbol" for "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince". The symbol's original use was for album and CD covers, but it eventually influenced custom guitars, concert staging and numerous other parts of Prince's performances and packaging
Cant believe my purple psychedelic pimp slap pimp2

And I descend from grace, In arms of undertow
I will take my place, In the great below
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Reply #12 posted 04/26/12 1:35pm

fuzion

Vanilli said:

I feel like I might lose my Prince-fan card for asking this, but what is the real story of Prince's symbol? I know he had that as an album title, and later changed his "name" to that, but, really it came about before both of those things. What is the origin of it? What does it mean? How did he come up with it? Any info would be much appreciated! cool

It's the male and female symbols blended together to mean "love" and the curve in the middle is t... soapstone. Alchemy is defined as:

1.
a form of chemistry and speculative philosophy practiced in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance and concerned principally with discovering methods for transmuting baser metals into gold and with finding a universal solvent and an elixir of life. [hence, "The Gold Experience"]
2.
any magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
Alchemy is also a euphamism for life transition into a greater evolution.
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Reply #13 posted 04/26/12 1:55pm

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The male symbol O-> is Mars the god of war with his shield and spear

The female symbol O+ is Venus the goddess of love with her looking glass of introspection

Prince definitely has embodied the male and female in his songwriting, it's fitting his symbol is a combination male/female, love/war, introspection/action
"So fierce U look 2night, the brightest star pales 2 Ur sex..."
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Reply #14 posted 04/26/12 2:50pm

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It's just freaking cool. That's all I know.

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Reply #15 posted 04/26/12 5:34pm

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kenkamken said:

The male symbol O-> is Mars the god of war with his shield and spear The female symbol O+ is Venus the goddess of love with her looking glass of introspection Prince definitely has embodied the male and female in his songwriting, it's fitting his symbol is a combination male/female, love/war, introspection/action

Yep. It started as the male & female symbols together. Then he added a bit more to it later. Basically:

O-+ plus O-> equals O+>

"Love & honesty, peace & harmony"
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Reply #16 posted 04/26/12 5:49pm

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Well someone explain the squigly part at the top lol

"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
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Reply #17 posted 04/27/12 9:40am

fuzion

aardvark15 said:

Well someone explain the squigly part at the top lol

Check my previous answer wink

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Reply #18 posted 04/27/12 9:42am

erik319

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It's quite clear to all that he stole the symbol from the Granada TV ident used in the late 1970's and 80's.

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Reply #19 posted 04/27/12 10:03am

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google soapstone symbol

The Empire is on the run!
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Reply #20 posted 04/27/12 8:30pm

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controversy99 said:

kenkamken said:

The male symbol O-> is Mars the god of war with his shield and spear The female symbol O+ is Venus the goddess of love with her looking glass of introspection Prince definitely has embodied the male and female in his songwriting, it's fitting his symbol is a combination male/female, love/war, introspection/action

Yep. It started as the male & female symbols together. Then he added a bit more to it later. Basically:

O-+ plus O-> equals O+>

Meaning I AM Every Wo{Man}.

Prince's Sarah
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Reply #21 posted 04/28/12 4:45am

MissRuby

I am just gonna throw this stupid question out there cause I have been curious for ages. If his name for a while was an unpronounceable symbol what did people in his circle call him when they were speaking to him. I mean surely they didn't say "Excuse me unpronounceable symbol" or "Good morning purple musical pixie" or "Would you like cream in your coffee sexy funk master"?

Or was it like that Muppet Sketch with the symbol placards? That cracks me up every time.
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Reply #22 posted 04/28/12 8:41am

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MissRuby said:

I am just gonna throw this stupid question out there cause I have been curious for ages. If his name for a while was an unpronounceable symbol what did people in his circle call him when they were speaking to him. I mean surely they didn't say "Excuse me unpronounceable symbol" or "Good morning purple musical pixie" or "Would you like cream in your coffee sexy funk master"? Or was it like that Muppet Sketch with the symbol placards? That cracks me up every time.

Usually they just called him "The Artist"

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"Do Me, Baby...oh, oh, OOOOOOOOOOOH"
"Scandalous I'm talkin' bout u n me"
"Insatiable's my name when it comes 2 u"
"When 2 R N Love their bodies shiver at the mere contemplation of penetration"
"Flesh against flesh, And God Created Woman"
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Reply #23 posted 04/28/12 10:02am

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aardvark15 said:

Well someone explain the squigly part at the top lol




It's a guitar. wink
Prince did an interview with a woman at Record World. They talked about whatever, then he asked her: "Does your pubic hair go up to your navel?" At that moment, we thought maybe we shouldn't encourage him to do interviews.
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Reply #24 posted 04/30/12 3:56pm

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Gemini,duality,polarity,masculine/femine princible,yin/yang,god/goddess,as above so below,as within so without...etc. Soulstar77A would u please org note me the link u mentioned x
Why do my posts come out all squashed up on here?
Where's my paragraphs gone?

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Reply #25 posted 05/02/12 12:14am

CocoRock

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It's a comprehension thang, you wouldn't understand.
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