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28 July 2009


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It troubles me that they've centred the "logo" over asymmetric windows. I'd have at least done this: https://www.twitpic.com/bxelr

Richard Holt

Ha! I agree entirely, I would change my walking route now if I were you, I just couldn't bear seeing it every day. Reminds me a bit of this which I spotted a while ago...


Shop signage is high stakes!



WOW! I didnt know this was there! How exciting. When we were at school our group of friends used to imagine it was a battery for the mafia, or something equally sinister, because we also never saw anyone enter or exit The Three C's. Now its a sweet shop I can sleep easier, even if the design is a bit off!
PS I like Humbugs and Granny Sookers the best.


There is a sweet shop on Robson St in Vancouver which has a boring frontage and lousy displays but never fails to make me smile simply because of it's sandwich board which says "Don't just stand there! Buy some candy!"


An offset frontage is suited to furtive visiting. The sign may be arranged to distract the eye from the clientele.

Couldn't the full sheet of perspex be central with a narrow margin to each side?


Oh dear... I hate to only comment when I disagree with something, sorry David.

But... "Gill Sans would have achieved the desired effect far more elegantly". Nooooo. Nothing wrong with Gill Sans, it's a fine font with a fine tradition, but you would have got an ugly wide W where the very nice one is now, and that would be a shame.

=) Marc


not being a typographer its the logo itself that bothers me, reminds of something that would put me right off my dolly mixtures....

Steve Clark

Wow!, you need to get out more people.

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some old enamel signs

  • Sign41
    Lovely, aren't they?

instead of helvetica...

my pantone past

top tips for typesetters

  • six golden rules
    The post that first spelt it out: the important things to get right when you start dealing with type.