Today, I welcome July in with two new additions to the Drunken Signature Art gallery. These delightful pieces occurred back in May at an evening at Tenleytown’s Mexican favorite, Guapo’s. To anyone who enjoys a good Margarita, I recommend trying one of the drinks at this restaurant. I remember the lime flavored being especially tart yet delicious. The following two signatures came after a margarita each. Let’s dive in, shall we?
This signature came after the first margarita (which i might note, was after I already had a good amount to drink prior). Probably like my state of mind, my signature gets quite loopy. After a while, my writing sort of just spirals out of hand. But you can still tell that my lettering is slightly coherent. Somehow, through the swirls and loops, I am still there, my letters still slightly legible. But that’s the first piece. Here comes the second…
Now here’s where things get fun. Right off the bat, you can see that I’m much more carefree. My letters are huge and have little to no regard for their placement on the receipt. The oversized letters here emphasize my exuberant state of mind and their looseness mimics my mind’s. I pretty much gave up on actual letters after the third one and just went for exaggerated strokes. I was having such a jolly time, that I even added a star as a nice, final touch.
This is a good exercise in how handwriting under the influence directly reflects the person who is under the influence. This is one of those times where you can possibly learn a lot from a person based on their handwriting. And really, that’s one of the reasons I started this segment in the first place- to study how typography is influenced by alcohol.