Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Ghost signs (60): Bath butchers


I really like the lettering on this ghost sign in Bath city centre, which is actually a palimpsest. One advertisement read 'E Dillon & Son, Purveyors of Prime English Meat'. Underneath, the earlier version isn't very clear but included 'family butchers'.

5 comments:

Philip Wilkinson said...

Nice one. There are several good ghost signs in Bath, I seem to remember. I must try to look out for some on my next visit.

CarolineLD said...

Yes, Aztec West has a lovely set on flickr. I was only there very briefly though, so this was the only one I spotted.

Hels said...

Caroline

do you know when those signs were written? I would love to know when businesses started advertising on the solid architecture, not inside the shop windows.

Jane said...

Bath ghostsigns look almost too nice, as if there were sign-writing police around back in the day making sure that nothing gaudy disturbed the aesthetic.
See here, which to my typographer's eye has a flipped Y in Library: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janepbr/5634488661/in/photostream/
and here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/janepbr/5635066420/in/photostream/

CarolineLD said...

I know what you mean - they really are the most tasteful selection. Those links are lovely, and I'd agree about the flipped Y!

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