Thursday, October 30, 2008

Inspiration | Hand painted signage

This hand painted type is on a shutter on the outside of a cafe in France. The guilded trompe l'oeil trim is hand painted too. I have many photographs of this cafe - the signage is so beautiful. Type setters and sign painters were considered skilled artists in their time.

Here's another sign from the same cafe this time it is a mosaic! 
Only in France would they go to so much trouble to advertise hot chocolate!


Cathe said...

Only in France, indeed! LOVE it! Once again, great finds Fiona!

Julie said...

Beautiful signs - makes me definitely want to travel to Paris one day. {sigh ...}

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