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.
A lovely Modernist sans serif on a the former Mayfair Cinema on Brick Lane, London. Location: Brick Lane, London, UK
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.
A recent trip to London and a stroll around Brick Lane/Spitalfields Market area, revealed these interesting lettering examples.
A recent trip to Carlisle and some more fine examples of lettering from this impressive northern city. Location: Carlisle, Cumbrian, UK.
A little bit of ephemera from Brucciani’s ice cream parlour in Morecambe. Built in 1939, it still retains much of its original Art Deco fixtures and furniture that includes wood wall panelling, red Formica tables and upholstered chairs, etched glass, mirrors and Deco clocks. Location: Marine Road, Morecambe, 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.
More Lancaster ‘ghost lettering’, this time from Georgian warehouses on Castle Hill. All but one seem to relate to the selling/storage of liquors and spirits. The other is for the Lancaster Rubber Co. – does anyone know anything about this company? Location: Castle Hill, Lancaster, UK.