The Lancaster & Skerton Equitable Industrial Co-operative Society, Argyle St., Lancaster. One of a number of varied signs on the frontage of these small Co-op stores in Lancaster. This example is set in relief.
A small number of photos taken over a decade ago. I found these on a camera that I’d thought I’d lost, along with the photographs.
I came across this on a recent trip to Copenhagen: a memorial to the International Brigades of the Spanish Civil War. It was designed by Peter Ulrich and dedicated to the 550 Danes who went to fight for the Spanish Republic.
Worcester is lovely city, with some outstanding architecture and great examples of lettering. Hops seem to be an an abiding element of the city’s history and industry, and represented in several of the examples found.
Location: George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
Sign on the road bridge over the rail line at Blackheath, indicating weight restrictions for traffic (1903) Location Blackheath, London, UK
A lovely Modernist sans serif on a the former Mayfair Cinema on Brick Lane, London. Location: Brick Lane, London, UK
A stool photographed on a recent visit to the wonderful Chetham’s Library, Manchester : http://www.chethams.org.uk/ Location: Chetham’s Library, Long Millgate, Manchester M3 1SB, UK.
The keystone to the front doorway of the Militia Barracks shows the date of construction, along with the Lancashire Rose motif and a crown. The letters are of an unusual design: a slight, spidery, script-like form that seems out of character with the robust scale of the building. The Barracks, located on South Road, was designed by Edmund Sharpe in 1854Continue reading “Militia Barracks, Lancaster”