Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh

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

Dumfries & Galloway, 2014

  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”

Moffat, 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”

St. Andrews, Scotland, 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”

William Whiteley Warehouses, Glasgow

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”

Edinburgh, January 2014

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”