Logos history can be traced back to prehistoric symbolism, Egyptian hieroglyphs, branding of livestock and early family crests. Commercial branding is believed to have originated likely with the practice of branding livestock to deter theft.
Depictions of cattle branding have been found in ancient Egyptian tombs dating back to 2,700 B.C.E. Over time, consumers (and creators) realized that a brand provided information about a product's origin and ownership and could help to indicate quality. Then farmers, potters, and traders started adapting the branding to mark their craftsmanship.
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