The Artful Monogram
Created by Jack Jonathan Illustrated in 1985 by Barcelona artist Iniesta
These surprising initial letters are named after the famous African American entertainer, Josephine Baker (1906-1975). Fascinating Josephine, a source of inspiration in music and dance, was the first American born woman to receive the Croix de Guerre for assisting the French resistance during World War II.
Mirroring the elegance of Josephine Baker, Iniesta’s masterful pen and ink strokes flow across the paper, glorifying Woman’s harmonious shape. Beautiful female forms, flowing hair, intertwine with flora and fauna to create each letter of the alphabet.