London Street Signs: A Visual History of London's Street Nameplates

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A showcase of London's street nameplates - from the curious to the ornate. All around London, you can find a remarkable public archive of lettering in the city's street nameplates. A unique collection of styles and forms that stretches back to the 17th century, these little labels hide in plain sight - we use their information daily, but too often fail to really notice them.

And they aren't just visual anchors, telling us where we are; but temporal anchors too, telling us where we've come from. This expertly curated collection documents the most significant, beautiful and curious street signs, from enamel plates to incised lettering, the simplest cast iron signs to gloriously ornamental architectural plaques. It's a visual and typographical journey through the history of a great metropolis.

Along the way, the fascinating stories behind these unassuming treasures are uncovered, revealing where they came from before being affixed to brick or stone for decades to come. We're introduced to the iconic nameplates of the City of Westminster, the stunning tiled signs of Hampstead and the revival nameplates of Lambeth, as well as the ghost signs of the no-longer existent NE postal district. London Street Signs is a striking visual record of our collective history that will appeal to design and history enthusiasts alike.

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Manufacturer/Publisher: Pavilion
Binding: Hardback
Author: Alistair Hall

SKU: 9781849946216