On the street

BSA totem

Found this garage totem sign on my travels. The sort of thing that can exist for decades and then gone in a flash with redevelopment or whatever. Small, independent garage with petrol sales, fast becoming a rarity. Falling squarely in the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” category, the logo pays a heafty nod to BSA Motorcycles. I also like the ultra heavy text used for the numerals on the gas prices.

BSA was formed in 1861 as the Birmingham Small Arms Company.
A century later they were manufacturers of classic motorbikes.

garage-sign_tiptree-feb-2014
bsa literature

Sign writing, Gorringe Road, Salisbury, Wilts

Another nice piece of signwriting, this time on a house wall in Salisbury, Wiltshire. Revealed before a new poster is placed over it.
I particularly like the lighter blue keyline around the blue Futura-esque letters, presumably to help “lift” the letters off the wall…

Photographed in February 2014, I particularly like the lighter blue keyline around the blue Futura style letters. How long has it been since any town had a steam laundry?

signwriting, salisbury
sign, salisbury

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