Quote Originally Posted by argus View Post
Oh, I'm sorry I'm European For you Americans the past is lies to the right

That's the way it was always told to me.
A possible proof lies in the fact that one of the companies I worked for adopted a new logo with a head facing left. It went broke within the year. :rolleyes:

On the other hand, expectations make up a lot in symbology.

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Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
Argus- I meant it is not just a Euro conceit, it is a western cultural conceit. I don't know what the standard in Asian cultures or African cultures is.
As to American "conceit".

I have before me four different US coins and four different US currencies.

Note:

Coins:

Penny (one cent to the dollar): Lincoln facing rightwards
Nickel (five cents to the dollar): Jefferson facing left
Dime (ten cents to the dollar): Franklin D. Roosevelt facing left
Quarter (twenty-five cents to the dollar): Washington facing left.

Currency:

One Dollar Bill: Washington - glancing to the right
Five Dollar Bill: Lincoln - glancing to the right
Ten Dollar Bill: Alexander Hamilton - looking to the left
Twenty Dollar Bill: Andrew Jackson glancing to the right

Seems as if portrayers of American icon images are all over the place on cultural conceit.