30 March 2010
What is it about those French? A little while ago, Bridie and I had a lovely weekend in Paris, looking for inspiration. We found it in many places, but for me, nowhere more so than in the handsome shop signs that we encountered at every corner.
There’s Bridie, admiring the beautiful display at Paul Ollivary.
Today, I get the feeling that you’d have to go a long way to find such beautiful signs anywhere in London. In fact, to little old towns like Newmilns, in East Ayrshire, which I recently visited while I was working up in Scotland – where we’re doing a bit and rather exciting project in the architectural office.
Who wouldn’t want to have a shop sign like Ronald Bakers or A Todd & Co. In fact, Bridie and I are rather hoping to start taking in Dry Cleaning for Walton’s of Troon. Nothing would give me greater pleasure than having that yellow Gill Sans sign in our shop window.