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.
Just a few of the many lettering examples found while travelling around Dumfries & Galloway this Summer. A very lovely part of Scotland that I’d only passed through before, but will be returning to. The journey along the coast to Wigtown (book town of Scotland!) was particularly stunning especially in the very un-Scottish weather. Location: Dumfries &Continue reading “Dumfries & Galloway, 2014”
Located in the Scottish borders, Moffat is a place I have visited many times, all-be-it, in the past via the excellent Moffat Toffee Shop in order to stock up on their incredible range of fudge before heading off to do winter walking in the Highlands. I told myself that it was an essential survivalContinue reading “Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway, 2014”
Each time I visit St. Andrews, in what has become a yearly event, I find more examples of lettering and numeral from the buildings and memorials. This time I noticed the simple but beautiful house numbers, a couple of examples of which are shown here amongst a selection of some of my other favourites. I also want to takeContinue reading “St. Andrews, Scotland, 2014”
This painted sign sits on the frontage of the former William Whiteley Warehouse in Glasgow. Only the facade of the building, built around 1863 to a classical architectural design, now remans with the rest of the structure having been demolished in 1995. The towering front wall, with nothing behind it, presents something of s surreal view;Continue reading “William Whiteley Warehouses, Glasgow”
The remnants of a painted sign above the rear entrance to a long defunct Woolworth’s at the western (Charing Cross) end of Renfrew Street, Glasgow. The front entrance was on Sauchiehall Street. Location: Renfrew Street, Glasgow, Scotland.
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”