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!

2 comments:

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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