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'.
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.
Yes, Aztec West has a lovely set on flickr. I was only there very briefly though, so this was the only one I spotted.
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.
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/
I know what you mean - they really are the most tasteful selection. Those links are lovely, and I'd agree about the flipped Y!
Hello, my name is Edward Dillon, this is my families butchers. We are still around. I draw pride from seeing this
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