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Over on the Design Observer site there’s a lovely short article by Edward Ruscha on hand-painted signs. A nice little slide show goes with it. Here’s two brief quotes from the article to give you a taste…
Some sign painters had the facility to make any word grouping look good and make any letter of the alphabet look stylish.
The creators of hand-painted signs have engaged in an elegant and noble art form in all of its extremes, but in a world of computer plastics, where do we go?
I’ve not long returned from a holiday in Lake Bled, Slovenia. More than a holiday really as I was there to attend my son’s wedding and act as back up photographer. What can I say except that it all went perfectly, thank you Primavera Bled and Inghams.
And so back to cold, wet England with a bump!
I avoided TV, radio, the internet, computers and newspapers for the entire trip. I can really recommend that if you want a true break. They say ignorance is bliss – well yes, for a while it is. So just for a time, no Olympics, no debt crisis, no foreign wars, no politicians feigning truth and no one telling me just how bad it all is or is going to be. Yes, it made quite a change… but all good things…
But as this blog is supposed to be somewhat design related I do have a few signs I saw in Slovenia that I noticed here and there. One or two made me smile, particularly relating to snails and pod slaps.
What can I say except I want to go back…
Back from hols and snapped this while I was out and about. It just caught my eye and made me smile.