Helmut's Gallery of Signatures
||last update on 02/19/00
Long, long ago signature blocks in emails have been meant to state
informations about their senders. At first their full names and their
email addresses have been shown, later on phone numbers and even snail
mail addresses have been added.
As already said, this is long ago. Nowadays email signatures have
evolved into genuine works of art. There you meet
More than ever: Signatures supply informations about the sender of
an email, not only about superficial matters, but also about attitudes,
moods, feelings, ideologies, convictions, mentalities, ...
- ASCII artists painting the focus of their hobby or
- stonemasons chiselling their initials or names in ingeniously
elaborated banner letters
- poets and philosophers going on about their predilections or about
- crusaders fighting for or against almost everything (religion,
politics, operating systems, ...)
Since many years I had a hand in emails and usenet articles both for
professional and for private reasons. In this way I've met many many
interesting signatures. Some time ago I started to collect them in
a database at my home computer. Meanwhile I decided to offer my
collection to all web citizens who are also interested in the art
Welcome to my Gallery of Signatures !
Entrance to the Gallery
recently added signatures
Have you already found your own signature block in my gallery?
- If yes: Be proud of it! But if you don't like it to be seen
there please send an email to
asking me to take your signature away from my gallery.
- If not: Why don't you drop an email to
If I like your signature I will put it up in my gallery.
I know that not all of you are close friends of the frame technique in
web pages. But I think in this special situation the frame technology
is helpful for me to offer to you a tour of inspection through my gallery
without asking you to visit every exhibit. Or technically spoken: The
frame technology does not require a "serial access" of the exhibited
signatures, but it rather allows a "random access" in my gallery. So
please bear it.
Because of some worried inquiries I would like to stress the fact
that my Gallery of Signatures is not intended to be an up-to-date
directory of email addresses, phone numbers, professional positions
or company memberships. If you visit the Louvre Museum in Paris and
if you look there at Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" picture you also don't
expect this to be an up-to-date picture of the smiling lady.