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ICON

by Vandro C., 27 year old Creative Lifestyle Specialist from Bontoc Mt. Province, Philippines

27 comments · 2 · August 21, 2011

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Vandro Casiwan - Mental Grafitti Face Shirt, Mental Hoody, Bench Brown Skinny Jeans, Rusty Lopez Formal Shoes, The A Of V (The Art Vandro Accessories) Multi Cultural Necklace - ICON
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  1. GRAFITTI FACE SHIRT

    MENTAL

    , in Shirts
  2. HOODY

    MENTAL

    , in Sweaters
  3. BROWN SKINNY JEANS

    BENCH

    , in Skinny Jeans
  4. FORMAL SHOES

    RUSTY LOPEZ

    , in Dress Shoes
  5. MULTI-CULTURAL NECKLACE

    THE A OF V (THE ART OF VANDRO ACCESSORIES)

    , in Necklaces

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ICON

The word “ICON” according to Wikipedia is (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is a religious work of art, most commonly a painting, from Eastern Christianity and in certain Eastern Catholic churches. More broadly the term is used in a wide number of contexts for an image, picture, or representation; it is a sign or likeness that stands for an object by signifying or representing it either concretely or by analogy, as in semiotics; by extension, icon is also used, particularly in modern culture, in the general sense of symbol — i.e. a name, face, picture, edifice or even a person readily recognized as having some well-known significance or embodying certain qualities: one thing, an image or depiction, that represents something else of greater significance through literal or figurative meaning, usually associated with religious, cultural, political, or economic standing.

Throughout history, various religious cultures have been inspired or supplemented by concrete images, whether in two dimensions or three. The degree to which images are used or permitted, and their functions — whether they are for instruction or inspiration, treated as sacred objects of veneration or worship, or simply applied as ornament — depend upon the tenets of a given religion in a given place and time.
In Eastern Christianity and other icon-painting Christian traditions, the icon is generally a flat panel painting depicting a holy being or object such as Jesus, Mary, saints, angels, or the cross. Icons may also be cast in metal, carved in stone, embroidered on cloth, painted on wood, done in mosaic or fresco work, printed on paper or metal, etc. Creating free-standing, three-dimensional sculptures of holy figures was resisted by Christians for many centuries, out of the belief that daimones inhabited pagan sculptures, and also to make a clear distinction between Christian and pagan art. To this day, in obedience to the commandment not to make "graven images", Orthodox icons may never be more than three-quarter bas-relief. Comparable images from Western Christianity are generally not described as "icons", although "iconic" may be used to describe a static style of devotional image.

In relation to this I thought it is apt to give a sort of tribute to our so-called Icons. The shirt I’m wearing from MENTAL clothing shows the different faces of famous people around the world. These people are what we may call as icons in their own different ways. To be an icon is something to be proud of. This means that you contributed something to the world.

Check my blog for more:
vandro101.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-it-takes-to-be-icon.html

To know more about what an ICON is, you can check this link:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icon

Comments (27)

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MJ Atelano
Great look! you rock it! Nice tattoo too! :D
Marc Vandro
Great shirt! nice hoody! +1 and a heart :D
Vandro Casiwan
Thank you for the heart! love it!
Paul Jatayna
really adore your shirt Van!:)
Vandro Casiwan
Thanks you so much Paul! Awww!
Jean-Pierre MATTEI
A beautiful tribute to all the Great People !
Really nice too super Van !
Vandro Casiwan
Thank you my magical Jean-Pierre :D Awww!
Marc Mendoza
Super loving the shirt and the added hood. +1 hype and a heart.
Vandro Casiwan
Thank you so much Marc and for the heart!
Anna Wiklund
Always looking great!!
Vandro Casiwan
Thank you my super beautiful Anna :D Hugs!
Aaron Tan
cool t-shirt, i want one too ...
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CM Fabian
Fantastic pants man! Awesome! =)
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