Playboy's frisky, playful bow-tied bunny logo is a cultural icon that is instantly recognizable. It evokes images of the decadent, pleasure-seeking lifestyle shown in Hugh Hefner's Playboy magazine. The success of the magazine led Hefner to open a chain of nightclubs, the Playboy Clubs. Early members received a distinctive key with the bunny logo on its grip in they switched to a plastic key card. Possession of a Playboy Club key became a status symbol.
Bunny rabbits enjoy a pretty wide range of admiration in pop culture. From the comedic Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit, to the Easter Bunny, who makes his way into children's hearts during spring, to the adorable little critters that hang around in your back yard, to the voluptuous Playboy Bunnies. There are even creepy bunnies, like Frank the Bunny from Donnie Darko.