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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


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.

 


 

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