For those not fully comprehending The Vicissitudes Of The Leonard Cohen Fangirl, …
On the right is a heartagram, the symbol of HIM, a Finnish rock band from Helsinki formed in 1991.
On the left is a unified heart, which is associated with Leonard Cohen. It first appeared on the cover of Cohen’s 1984 Book of Mercy. Leonard Cohen commented on its origins:
I thought it was my own design, but much later I read in a book of Jewish history that such a design was discovered in the ruins of an ancient synagogue in Asia Minor. The book did not give an illustration of the decoration, but described it, I believe, as “interlocking hearts”. Very recently I learned that a German pharmaceutical company uses the design as their logo. I don’t know where they got it from. Perhaps it predates my own design. Somewhere in my notebooks from the early eighties there is my own first crude sketch, two hearts, one on the other, one up, one down, but not interlocking. The interlocking, common to renditions of The Star of David, was drawn by an artist at McClelland & Stewart, my Canadian publisher.