Maybe when Leica’s designers were brainstorming ideas for the company’s logo, they noticed the flag of Japan and said, “Okay, lets go with that.”
P.S. Co.Design has a great piece on Leica’s brand management.
Michael what are you bored?
haha That’s pretty funny, I must say.
Maybe that’s the truth. I mean Japan and Germany were allies back then. :D
Actually we have a relationship since the 17th century.
I’d also like to add that the Co.Design thing isn’t a “great piece” it’s a press release (advertisement, did they pay you to link that?) that can be summed up in one sentence: “Leica snobs still think they’re worth the money.”
The line that starts in the ‘L’ and goes throught the whole name makes me think of a smile.