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#1 dvalliere

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 03:57

My signature was never exceptional but devolved over the years into illegible chicken scratch.  In the past year or so, I've gotten it back to something neat and legible but nothing noteworthy.  If any of you have nice penmanship and are so inclined, I'd love to see my name in signature (cursive) format to get some ideas on how I might adapt it to make it more distinctive and aesthetically pleasing.  It needs to be a style/format that can be done without a flex nib and doesn't take a hour of calligraphy!  Something pleasant yet functional.  My name (aka the raw material for your artistic endeavor): Dylan J. Valliere.  (With or without the middle initial is fine.)  Thanks!

 

Oh, and I've looked for an online tool with lots of cursive fonts to attempt this same feat by that means and have failed to find a suitable solution.  If you know of one, I'd love to hear about it.



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#2 Mastiff

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 06:10

Signature as in real legal signature? I wouldn't be so comfortable uploading mine on the internet!!!



#3 dvalliere

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 13:50

Signature as in real legal signature? I wouldn't be so comfortable uploading mine on the internet!!!

 

I didn't post MY legal signature.  I invited writing samples of my name that I might emulate or adapt within my own penmanship limitations.  I gave out no private information.  My name is public knowledge and anyone, at any time, in any place is free to write my name in print or cursive!



#4 Mastiff

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 14:24

Apologies, didn't read your original post properly!!!



#5 Rednaxela

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 20:01

Something like this?

 

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#6 Rednaxela

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 20:09

P.s.: perhaps the bottom (edge) of the V would be a better place to start. That would possibly make two strokes and a dot, while my version still took three. Edit: or even one stroke and a dot. :)


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#7 dvalliere

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 20:22

Thank you for drawing that up and sharing it.  I'm especially interested in something that would be usable as an everyday signature.



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Posted 05 April 2016 - 06:44

I see.

Out of interest, which cursive script did you learn in school and what prevents it from being a good basis for your signature?
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 04:30

How about this?

 

Look around for ideas of how to write certain letters.

My favorite is a name starting with L, as I just love the look of the L from the Leica logo made more elegant.

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#10 dvalliere

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 14:34

I see.

Out of interest, which cursive script did you learn in school and what prevents it from being a good basis for your signature?

 

I have no idea what the cursive script I learned in elementary school is called.  What prevents it from being a good signature is twofold: first, sloppy handwriting which I can address by slowing down.  Second, the capital letters are lackluster and lacking flair. 

 

How about this?

 

Look around for ideas of how to write certain letters.

 

I really like what you did there, ac12.  I particularly like the way that you added some personality to the N and the V.

 

I found a site called dafont and used that to search for fonts with "script" in the name and then skimmed through the hundreds of results to get ideas on various way to form the relevant capital letters.

 

I think I've got a handle on this issue now.  Thanks for the input folks!



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Posted 09 April 2016 - 17:31

I have no idea what the cursive script I learned in elementary school is called.  What prevents it from being a good signature is twofold: first, sloppy handwriting which I can address by slowing down.  Second, the capital letters are lackluster and lacking flair.


Your point about the capital letters is quite recognisable. I learned mine in the late eighties and the simplification of the script compared to the more ancient methods had not done the capitals much good. It's one of the things I'm working on myself at the moment.
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Posted 20 June 2016 - 21:45

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Posted 20 June 2016 - 21:47

Very creative, Amber.  Thanks!



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Posted 28 June 2016 - 18:00

it strikes me that the more formal a signature is, the more easily it could be forged. My current signature, unfortunately, is optimized for digital pads and works better with a ballpoint pen than a fountain pen.

 

It's a quandary.







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