John Hancock, former president of United States Congress, has arguably one of the most famous signatures around. As the first signer of the Declaration of Independence, he led the charge for what was considered treason against the king. Popular history writes that he wrote his name in such large letters so that, "The fat old king could read it without his spectacles." Because of his bravery signatures are now often referred to as a ‘John Hancock.’


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Bored Panda has compiled a list of other famous ‘Hancocks’ and some of these are so extravagant they knock the congressman down a few spots. Some celebs even scrawled a cartoon image by their name, I’m sure you can imagine what Walt Disney drew. While some of these famous names are inspired, there are some people who need to up their game or practice their cursive. Scroll down below to see some of the best and worst autographs, perhaps you will be motivated to work on your own penmanship. Never know when you could get famous, right? Don’t forget to upvote your favs!

#3 Walt Disney - American Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor And Film Producer

Walt Disney - American Entrepreneur, Animator, Voice Actor And Film Producer

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희별 송 2 weeks ago

Who else expected his signature to look like the loopy Walt Disney lettering that’s shown in Disney movies?

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#6 Kurt Vonnegut - American Novelist, Satirist

Kurt Vonnegut - American Novelist, Satirist

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Phoebe Bean 2 weeks ago

Oh, how weird ... I'm reading Welcome to the Monkey House...

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