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Cadillac emblems and logos - Origin, Meaning, History

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Cadillac emblem logo is derived from the family crest of Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, the founder of the city of Detroit. The first automotive logo was designed by European artist Piet Mondrian, featured the following design elements:
・The Crown: The six ancient counts of France, with the pearls being descendancy from the royal counts of Tolouse.
・The Merlettes: These birds appear in trios to symbolize the Holy Trinity, with three on one side representing the nobility of the mother's lineage and the other side representing the father's noble lineage. These birds are derived from the time of the Crusades.
・Color Stripes: Black means superiority, gold means riches, red meand boldness, silver means virtue, and blue means valor. The black stripes are derived from an award for Crusader service.
・The Laurel Wreath: A symbol of aristocracy and victory.

Cadillac logo design was changed as follows since 2000.
・The crown and the merlettes were removed.
・The laurel wreath was sharpened into a modern form.

The current logo was began appearing on production models since 2014. The changes of the logo design are as follows.
・The extreme widening of the crest
・The Laurel Wreath was removed.



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