Tipografia Sicilia

11 September 2011
Ben Pentreath

A little while after arriving in Sicily, I realised one of the most amazing things I was seeing was typography. Everywhere. Beautiful street signs. Three dimensional shop signs. Art deco and 19th century store fronts. Shaded fonts. Name plaques for Geometra and Notaries.  I started taking a photo or two. By the end of the holiday, there wasn’t a lot of room for anything else.

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Brenda McDowellsays:

For some reason this reminded me of “The Leopard”. I just saw it for the first time. Thanks for capturing a glimpse of today’s Sicily for those of us far, far away from its treasures…and fun fonts!


I think I need to have a Sicilian film week or two very soon….! B

Glad I’m not the only one who does this! Friends and family are asked to move out of the way.

Lovely post – why is it that even though everything looks a bit run down, needing a coat of paint and rusty, it looks acceptable in the mediterranean countries? If it was here, it would just look shabby but not chic.

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