Think of how much this icon is a part of our cultural reference. It is as culturally referent to America as ApplePie. All because the artist, Robert Indiana, didn't copyright his work. Much of his work was based on word art -- something I particularly enjoy (see my word art on flickr). The icon is used for weddings, for example, like it is with this Santa Fe Chili Company chip bag in the photo, right, with the LOVE sticker used to personalize the chip gift. I played with photoshop on Indiana's LOVE sculpture, top left, which is located on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia. The most photographed LOVE sculpure is on Fifth Avenue in NYC.
Mass produced things are just so yesterday. Make your own statement. Be unique.
Lovely ideas. Just loverly.