FADING ADS OF GLOUCESTER


FADING ADS OF GLOUCESTER

CHRIS WEST    Book Number: 86000    Product format: Paperback

Still seen in faded paintwork on brick walls, chiselled stone or in rusting ironwork atop gates and fencing, most towns have one or two famous old signs that everyone knows. But now we can be surprised how many others are hidden away or simply overlooked. This book is a discovery of fantastic signs up on roof tops or partially obscured by modern signage, and all are intriguing and charming. There are old hand painted designs, each possessing the unique personal touch of the sign painter, slight imperfections and little flourishes of individual flair display little of today's sleek or professional logos and branding. To see these old signs and adverts is a nostalgia trip even if you are unfamiliar with the city centre of Gloucester, Barton and Treadworth, the docks, the Bristol Road area, or Kingsholm. The industrial societies and Co-op, Sunlight Soap advert, British Waterways, Biddle, North and Victoria Warehouses, the eye-catching Arts and Craft style Vauxhall Inn with its glazed polychromatic tiles and swan-neck pediments are among the 150 adverts chosen for this gallery of colour photographs. 96 page softback.
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ISBN 9780752492650
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