False Documents - Saul Steinberg Foundation
Jonathan Simcoe

Into this stew of styles, Steinberg tossed in handwriting, which became one of his most famous art forms. In the mid-1940s, he had begun to evolve an elegant, but purposely unreadable, calligraphy with which he manufactured false documents-fake certificates, diplomas, passports, and licenses-whose illegibility deprives officialdom of its self-proclaimed authority .