Autograph as art: unusual signatures of celebritiesPictolic
John Hancock, president of the Second Continental Congress, the first governor of Massachusetts, was the owner of one of the most famous signatures. When he signed the US Declaration of Independence, he deliberately made the signature so large that, in his words, "the fat old king could read it without glasses." This trick was remembered by everyone so much that the name of John Hancock in America became a colloquial synonym for the word "signature".
Bored Panda has collected a collection of celebrity autographs that are in no way inferior to Hancock's signature-if not in size, then in beauty.
Vincent Price, American actor.
Walt Disney, American animator, film director, actor, screenwriter and producer, founder of Walt Disney Productions.
John Hancock, American statesman, supporter of the American Revolution.
Pablo Picasso, artist.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland, the last of the Tudor dynasty.
Kurt Vonnegut, American satirical writer.
Keiji Inafune, Japanese game artist and producer at Capcom.
Albrecht Durer, German artist.
John Lennon, British rock musician, one of the founders and a member of the band The Beatles.
Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter, dancer.
Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and scientist, inventor, writer, musician.
Thom Yorke, British rock musician, vocalist and guitarist of the band Radiohead.
Whitney Houston, American singer, actress, producer.