A recent trip to Carlisle and some more fine examples of lettering from this impressive northern city. Location: Carlisle, Cumbrian, UK.
My favourite from these examples from the city of Carlisle in Cumbria is the fire point one given at the end – I’ve started to see these small and until now, unnoticed metal plates, everywhere I go. I think it’s the compact simplicity of the design along with the way the metal has corroded andContinue reading “Carlisle, 2014”
These so called examples of ‘ghost’ lettering are becoming increasingly rare as new developments and demolition removes these nineteenth and early twentieth century advertisement. The remaining ones are usual like this one found in Cockermouth in Cumbria, high up on gable walls were access is more difficult. Hard not to love this fearless advert.Continue reading “Fletchers Fearless Clothing, Cockermouth”
Some lettering examples from Ulverston, Cumbria. The train journey across Morecambe Bay from Arnside is probably one of the most beautiful 3 minutes of travel you’re ever likely to have on a sunny day.
A remarkable example of letter cutting from a gravestone found at St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria. I’ve never come across anything like this before, from this, or I think, any other period for the memorial writing on a gravestone. The three dimensional effect seen on the letters of this mid-1800s memorial are very unusualContinue reading “Gravestone, St. Mary’s Church, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria”