David Bowie’s signature was an ambigram

After he’s gone, he still continues to amaze me. Going trough some of his documents in a research for the design of a tattoo in his memory, I came across multiple of his signatures, along with some drawings, sketches and texts.

I became suddenly amazed by his signature, and while studying it, considering to center the design of the tattoo on it, I made a quite interesting discovering. Nothing that I wouldn’t expect from a beautiful mind as his. David Bowie’s signature was an ambigram, in which he kept his two selves eternally communion. David Robert Jones choose his artistic name, David Bowie, as he transformed in who he dream himself of, achieving this in a way that all artists could envy and admire forever.

And I found that he managed to reflect this subtly in his signature, reminding us, even without us knowing it, that he was a whole, the creator and the creation.

I studied the graphology and the results were amazing.

You can easily perceive in his signatures the name “Bowie”, distorted, at least intuit it. A “B”, an “O”, and a line with a dot that could be the short transcript of the “wie”. He always signed adding the year of the signature. But that’s not all there was to it. Not slightly.

David Bowie never forgot who made himself who he was. And that was:




If you look closely and carefully, this can be seen in all his signatures.

B and O for Bowie.

D R J for David Robert Jones.

This discovering has made me admire a mind that I couldn’t think it was possible to admire more in a way that has brought me closer to his work and personality than ever.
He always remembered who he was. He still was that boy, a boy with a dream and a will to follow it. And he knew that even if it was only to himself, the most important thing was to remember, to never let go of what created and accomplished who he was, himself. To keep his mind together. Ambivalence was his talent and his gift.
And that was his greatest achievement, and he left us the most sincere proof for it.

It’s been really important for me personally and revealing to discover this. It leaves me with the feeling that even though I didn’t get an opportunity while he was alive, I’ve finally made contact with his soul, even if it’s with his trace.

This was as great an artwork as himself.

ok so during autograph session at highlight they made us wait in the cold outside and immediately upon entrance bts was sitting there lol and i was like wow much ethereal aura around angels, but ok so we enter and the first i see is taehyung and he has cute glasses and i say ‘hi!!’ and he says ‘hi!!!!’ back really cutely and scrunches up his eyes and has that block smile wow very cute. next was jin and he was very cute and i said hello to which he returned. then it was rapmon and omg i was like fuuuuuq because they were surrounded by security guards and there was a strict no gift rule and i heard a lot of people couldn’t get their plushies and other gifts to the boys. so at this point i had brought some radio station stickers [from the station i work at - addendum: i have been playing bts+rap line solo stuff for like 2 years and i wanted to show them some support] so i wrote the name of my show, my cohost and my dj name [dj seoul sista and dj yolo ono!!], and the time of our show this quarter on one of the stickers. at this point i’m in front of mon and i’m like oh my GOD he’s so HANDSOME. and i was very like ‘fuuuuq’ bc of all the security guards everywhere. there was one behind me, like two behind the table, two on the ends, and 3 in the distance. and i take the stickers from out of my jacket pocket and put my hand on the autograph table (we weren’t even allowed to touch the table) and said “hey rapmon” and he was like ‘yeah?’ and i said ‘ i work for a radio station and have been playing you guys music. i brought you some of these’ and i put my hand down and slid them across one of the posters he was signing and he CATCHES THEM omfg he fucking caught them all smooth before they slid too far and put them IN HIS POKCKEAHGOAIWEHG his pocket… and is like ‘thats really cool thanks :)’ and im like 8))))). 

then it’s jungkook and he looks so sleepy and i say hello and he smiles all cute, poor bb was exhausted i think. then it’s jimin and i say ‘hi how are you!’ and he say ‘hi! good :3′ and then it’s yoongi and surprisingly enough he says ‘hey!’ to me first, and i was taken aback and i was like ‘hi! how are you?’ and he responded in korean and i was like ‘wat’ but i didn’t say that i was more like ‘cool :)’ LOL then i twas jhope and h ewas so happy and i said HII and he was like HELLOOOOO back and his mouth was a literal smile

i luv them