John Hancock couldn't have imagined the impact his signature on the Declaration of Independence would have. I'm sure he knew that this politically important document would put King George III on notice and possibly change the course of the world. His mark has transcended the role of a mere politician to become an idiom. Legend goes that he wanted to make his signature large enough that George could see it without his glasses. But I like to picture John up late flourishing away by candlelight and secretly strategizing how he'd beat Thomas Jefferson to the quill.
In Issue #14 we asked our readers to illustrate, illuminate, design or render their first name in a way that expressed who they are.