I for one enjoy loopy signatures

This blog post hating on Jack Lew’s signature inspired me to quickly step out of the closet to say that I like loopy signatures. And unlike the author and most commentors on that post, I hope that if Jack is signed in as the new Secretary or the Treasury, I hope he doesn’t “upgrade his penmanship”. After all, doesn’t a signature simply need to be identifiable to a person? His broken-Slinky-looking scrawl is quite unique.

Jack Lew's signature
Image via NYMAG


Related: One of the greatest signatures ever: the John Handcock of König Bansah, king of the Gbi Traditional area of Hohoe, Ghana.

König Bansah's Signature
Image via Typo Berlin’s blog


All of this wackiness is explained… it’s all has a point.