American musician, artist Prince has died suddenly aged 57 on Thursday 21st of April . Prince Rogers Nelson was born in Minneapolis in 1958. He is best known for tracks including Purple Rain, When Doves Cry and Kiss, as well as his wide vocal range and flamboyant stage presence.
By changing his name to a graphic symbol for a period, the artist elevated himself to icon status that would last a lifetime.
The “love symbol” an amalgamation of the male and female sex symbols was first used on the cover and as the title of Prince’s 14th studio album in 1992.
“He was great to work with and very grateful,” said Monson, a creative designer . “He surrounded himself with a lot of really talented creative people.”
The symbol was quickly integrated into music videos and tour graphics, then eventually stage sets and even guitar designs.
According to Monson, the move also allowed Prince to discern who in the media would respect him enough to do as he requested.
“Always suspicious of journalists, he clearly hoped this would be a way to figure out which members of the press he could still trust,” he said.
Font limitations at the time meant that few publications followed the name changed, and many began calling him The Artist Formerly Known As Prince.
Let’s go Crazy
Little Red Corvette
When Doves Cry
I Would Die 4 U
The Most Beautiful Girl