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Old 08-02-2009, 11:08 PM   #1
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Icon or Legend

I am considering painting "An American Icon" on the rear of my vintage '63 Tradewind.

I have noticed a few Airstreams with the phrase "An American Legend" used on a license plate frame, or painted on the rear.

It seems to me that Icon is associated closer to Airstream by the average American. If you google Airstream Icon and Airstream Legend, Airstream Icon produces more hits.

What's the consensus of the forum?

Help me think this through before I commit to hiring a sign painter.

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Old 08-03-2009, 04:06 AM   #2
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Icon... for sure.

Legend implies a story of something that might or might not be true. It is like like a folk tale to me.
An Icon is an item worshiped by society or by a religious group.

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:18 AM   #3
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I, also, think "Icon" is more appropriate.

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Old 08-03-2009, 05:56 AM   #4
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I would say Icon also.


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Old 08-03-2009, 07:34 AM   #5
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"An American Icon".

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:27 AM   #6
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Icon, for sure.

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Old 08-03-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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Icon, for sure.

an Icon Legend"
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:53 AM   #8
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How about: "Dude, Where's my Icon/Legend Airstream?"
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Old 08-03-2009, 09:27 AM   #9
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here's a pic 4 u - maybe you could photoshop to see how ICON would look!!
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Old 07-15-2010, 07:42 PM   #10
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I would make it ICON as well, I own one of the Legend series (Norman Rockwell) trailers and to put that on your trailer would be claiming that your trailer is one of the special trailers built by AS.


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