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Origins of The Super S

The Super S Stussy, also known as Cool S, Super S, the Pointy S or a Stussy, is a symbol consisting of 14 lines that form a stylized “S”. The symbol is typically drawn by children, usually on notebook paper, during school hours. While it has been frequently associated with the clothing brand Stussy, examples of the “S” or near-examples of the “S” dating back prior to the company’s forming.

It is unclear when or where the symbol originated, but many believe it is based off a logo for Stussy, a clothing company based in Irvine, California. However, others question that claim since there’s no irrefutable evidence that the symbol ever appeared on any of Stussy’s clothing lines and the symbol itself is believed to date back as far as the late 1950s. Some believe the symbol was created by unknown graffiti artists in the past… read more >

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