A little bit of a potpourri this week—some handpainted interior signs at an apartment building called (wait for it) The Texan, a fancy pharmacy in Switzerland, and a decidedly DIY set of letters.
Don’t forget to send in your favourite apartment building signs for an upcoming Love Letters post—email@example.com is the ticket.
The Texan - some decidedly medieval handpainted lettering in The Texan apartment building. Even the laundry room has a title painted in this style. Wow. [Thanks, Mary!]
Apotheke - The fanciest pharmacy you’ll ever visit. In Switzerland, that is. [Thanks, Jim!]
Posted by Vikki on April 21st at 11:43am
And this week:
Fresh Coffee - on the side of a lemon yellow, side-of-the-road ice cream shack.
Now Hiring - Somewhere out there is a business you really should work for, and it has a sign on the ground outside its front door that looks like this. [Thanks to Sarah of Famous Last Words!]
Borax - Viva Borax! May more companies retain their old packaging designs well into this century.
Posted by Vikki on April 14th at 11:51am
This week: food. Sort of. Email your pics and scans to Love Letters, and we’ll put them up every wednesday! firstname.lastname@example.org is the ticket.
Fluff - Marshmallow in a jar. Thanks to Jeanie Andronyk, who says “I love the FLUFF part!”. So does Love Letters, thanks Jeanie!
Cyrillic Fruit - A fruit grocery bag in from Steph Chan‘s travels. One cyrillic orange please, fruit market man.
Adam’s Chewing Gum - I was at that happy place, the Antique Mall, the other day, and found these packs of retro chewing gum by the front counter. I wish we could have left everything at this pre-videogame point in design!
Posted by Vikki on April 7th at 8:53am
This week’s Love Letters are from places familiar. Feel free to collaborate! Email your pics or scans to email@example.com, with the subject ‘Love Letters’.
Tabu - Italian liquorice candy from the Italian Centre. I love that script writing below the logo. Can anyone translate it?
Alberta Place - a downtown hotel that obviously (gloriously!) hasn’t updated its logo since the seventies. I walk past it almost every day, and gawk at the buxom nature of these letters.
Now Renting - a handpainted sign in a sea of black and orange ‘For Rent’ signs. I would love to learn how to paint signs the old-school way. Maybe there’s a book at the library…
Posted by Vikki on March 31st at 9:05am