Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cool Signatures

Who had the best signature (never mind the artwork)? Please vote in the poll at left.
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Addendum: The winner is Frazetta, with 312, followed by Leyendecker with 129, and Norman Rockwell with 66.

21 comments:

Jimmy Simpson said...

All of them are cool looking sigs, but I have always found Norman Rockwell's to look too much like a stencil was used, whereas Frazetta's and Leyendecker's look more freehand.

Charles Valsechi III said...

Jeff Jones?? He has all the letters of his name in a simple symbol.

margplum said...

Frazetta has the Space Needle worked into his...

Rebecca said...

Walt Disney. Oh wait, you meant out of those three? I'm sort of leaning towards Leyendecker's. Though Frazetta's is pretty neat too.

stevec said...

I'm going with Frazetta, as it's legible. Rockwell's looks to much like a stencil. The other one is cool, but not legibile enough.

Mary Bullock said...

Isn't it interesting how Frazetta's and Leyendecker's signatures actually resemble their style of painting?

Randall Ensley said...

I voted for Frazetta, but have you seen Virgil Finlay's signature? That is my true favorite...

bzyglowi said...

Now I'm wishing my signature had as much flair as these guys'. Though Dan Dos Santos' is pretty neat as well. :O

My Pen Name said...

i understand Norman Rockwell would vary his according to the picture - and interestingly enough, he usually hired letter specialists to paint any lettering in his paintings like his famous "yankee doodle' one in the nassau inn in princeton.

I have seen other rockwell signatures i like better than this one.

Erik Johnson said...

Inspired Choices, Tough Call.

I've been a fan of John Cassaday's box shaped "JC" (lower right) http://robot6.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/irredeemable1-john-cassaday.jpg

Then there's Walt Simonson's Big "O" signature. http://willeisner.tripod.com/images/eisner_signature.jpg

According to interviews it's supposed to resemble a dinosaur.

Adam Hughes gets rather creative with his initials "AH!"
http://www.comicartfans.com/Images/Category_2700/subcat_13824/AH3.jpg

Will Eisner doesn't need any gimmicks, the man was a master of hand written typography.
http://willeisner.tripod.com/images/eisner_signature.jpg

Colin Boyer said...

I had never taken a close look at Leyendecker's signature before. Pretty cool.

Pyracantha said...

Aubrey Beardsley had my all-out favorite signature:
http://www.zazzle.com/aubrey_beardsley_sticker-217796329975878521
here it is on a "Zazzle" sticker.

Mike Whelan's M/W isn't bad, either.

abey said...

Albretch Dürer beats them all :)

Jake Murray said...

I think I'm gonna have to go with Rockwell. I'm surprised I haven't come across a typeface that tries to mimic the lettering. Although I guess it's not like I've actively been searching for one either...

DavidStill said...

Ooh, you really picked hard ones to choose between! In the end I went with Frazetta, because I think it's most invocative of his style, even if they all are.
I've got to mention Greg Manchess' M signature though. I've always liked that one. http://www.manchess.com/images/16.jpg

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Don Cox said...

Can't choose. They're all neat.

I like Sys Mead's signature.
(An imaginative realist who doesn't get much mention here.)

Don Cox said...

That should Syd Mead - typo.

Mark vanderVinne said...

Out of these three, Frazetta. Legible and unique.

I think Drew Struzan's is possibly my all-time favorite, though. So simple, and unmistakable.

Joel said...

If I were handed a blank business card with Rockwell's lettering on it, the combination of the name 'Rockwell' with the lettering presentation would give me the impression of someone solid and dependable. I may be thinking about it too much from a design standpoint, but I think that's why I like it the best here.

Teknopants said...

Frazetta, Leyendecker's is all over the place and Rockwell's is too static.