Sunday, 10 March 2013
Lettering and old tins - the graphics of a bygone era
I saw a wealth of old graphics today. I wonder how bright they would have been in their hey day?
I love the contrast of this script and the simple block type beneath.
So glamourous this one. It makes me think of Busby Berkeley dance sequences, Hollywood and the 1930's.
What interests me about this one is the price. This is a metal sign designed for longevity; prices must have gone up far more infrequently than they do these days.
Now this one - while I like it - makes me laugh more than anything. Hope you see why!
You can see all these yourself at the Gressenhall Museum just outside Dereham in West Norfolk.