John Steinbeck stamped his letters with a winged pig, Muhammad Ali’s letterhead alludes to his catchphrase “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” and Al Hirschfeld signed his letters with a spiral-eyed self-portrait. Read about what we can learn from these and other illustrated letters found across the Ransom Center’s collections.
About Elana Estrin
Estrin was a features writer at the Ransom Center where she wrote newsletter articles, blog posts, Q&As, press releases, and worked with the media. She has written about the arts and culture for The Jerusalem Post, The Strad magazine, The Forward, and The Daily Texan.