Victorian Character…

Originally posted on Greater Albion Typefounders:
Here are a few of our ‘Hypothetical’ images that we’ve been having fun with.  They showcase Adantine and Granville in action, and take us back to a happier perod of design when things had…character! Granville helps recreate a classic enamel advertisment. Who’s for the seaside? Here’s one for ‘Midsomer…

High Street at Haphazard

Originally posted on Love Freo:
A few random observations I made when strolling down High Street today. Old hand painted gold-leaf lettering on High Street – these days a rare skill Nice pattern in this pressed metal ceiling If this signwriter ever noticed his spelling mistake? Good question, B&M!

Text book for the aspiring signwriter!

Originally posted on signblanks:
I discovered this gnarled looking, stained old tome on the shelf at work. Judging from its appearance and condition it’s been in the family some time. This particular edition dates back to 1912 but it was first published in 1895. Since there’s something of a shortage in good up-to-date source material…

Edinburgh & Fife

Originally posted on signblanks:
What better way to start a new year than a 4 and a half hour train jaunt north o’ the border.  We’ve had a friend living in Edinburgh for ten years now and have made several trips to visit – either as a base to then go and explore the Scottish…

Ghost Signs

Originally posted on signblanks:
On a brief stop in the Dorset town of Bridport at the weekend, I happened upon the above ghost sign, a wonderful term which applies to those faded, scuffed old signs that you sometimes catch sight of above eye level on forgotten walls.  It reminded me of another example i photographed…