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
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 recent trip to London and a stroll around Brick Lane/Spitalfields Market area, revealed these interesting lettering examples.
This example is found above a door of a warehouse on Dye House Lane, Lancaster. The lettering is so faded that it’s very hard to make out the details, although the words MEAL &, in a serif seems visible. Location: Dye House Lane, Lancaster, UK.
A recent trip to Carlisle and some more fine examples of lettering from this impressive northern city. Location: Carlisle, Cumbrian, UK.
This large sign is on the side of the Old Pier Bookshop, Morecambe. A wonderful place. After a while, the apparent chaos of books seemingly piled up with no design, gives way to order, and all sorts of gems can be found. Location: Clarence Street, Morecambe, UK.
From a fairground carousel on Morecambe prom, taken during the Vintage Festival last weekend. Location: Morecambe Promenade, UK.