From Danger Between the Lines (Kimon Iannetta Trust, 2008)
1 of 3From Danger Between the Lines (Kimon Iannetta Trust, 2008)
John Wilkes Booth
The far-right slant and heavy pressure show that Booth was a passionate man who was capable of influencing people, which probably served him well as an actor. The underscored signature reveals confidence and self-reliance; Booth was challenging himself to take initiative into uncharted territory. Booth’s loyalty to his rigid and extreme beliefs, along with persistence, unbridled passion, and rage toward what he felt was unjust authority, was a deadly combination for Abraham Lincoln.
2 of 3From Danger Between the Lines (Kimon Iannetta Trust, 2008)
James’s dynamic handwriting appears to be racing forward, like the wind. Energy, enthusiasm, and forward momentum, as revealed in high-placed, extended T bars, are further intensified by the expansiveness of his writing. A need for notoriety, as disclosed in the capitals of his signature, is enhanced by the open-topped circle letters, which impart a talkative, expressive person who holds little back. Angled lower loops, as in the letter F, indicate pervasive aggression. James was irrepressible and had difficulty putting on the brakes, as suggested by the lines of his writing that crash into the right margin.
3 of 3From Danger Between the Lines (Kimon Iannetta Trust, 2008)
The ever changing baseline of Manson’s writing in combination with erratic margins and variable letter forms indicate someone who is street-smart and impossible to pin down. There is, nevertheless, a “method to his madness.” Under nurturing circumstances, Manson’s innate intelligence and creative and poetic thought processes might have flourished. However, his life experiences and worldview were adversely colored by violent stints in orphanages, juvenile institutions, and prisons. Remnants of these violent experiences are seen in distortions and angles in Manson’s lower loops, which represent unconscious memories. Furthermore, the baseline of many words and ends of sentences have an extreme convex shape, revealing a dark outlook.