Location: George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, Scotland
I’ve passed this spot every a dozen times on every trip to Edinburgh and never spotted it. I never cease to love ghost lettering. I’m not entirely sure if this reds CALES, or if there are additional letters missing. Location: Victoria Street – off Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland.
Found below the window of a shop – Bell’s Diner, on the north side of the city. I’m yet to discover what the B & A originally stood for. The style of lettering suggests early 1900s. Location: St. Stephen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
This recently relocated independent bookshop is a joy for anyone who likes books with a difference. It stocks a range of unusually and generally beautiful items as well as an excellent children’s section. The care taken with the shop lettering is reflected in the presentation of the books inside. Location: St. Stephens St, Edinburgh, Scotland
This example was found in the doorway of a shop on George IV Bridge. I love the palimpsest effect of the overwritten signage – a history of this place and the organisations that occupied the building over time in layered lettering.
A short trip to Edinburgh last week revealed some wonderful examples of lettering. Expecting rain all week I foolishly left my camera at home, so had to make do with the gubbins on my phone. A return trip is due, I think, and a chance to do a more extensive survey in this extraordinarily beautifulContinue reading “Edinburgh, January 2014”