Wednesday, 7 April 2010

The Sign-writers Of Strasbourg


I can never resist a well painted sign on a wall. I don't need to understand what it says or what it means. It's the flow of the letters and the shapes and patterns it embroiders on the surface : to me it is as beautiful as a Fallen Madonna or a Sacred Triptych. It probably has something to do with the fact that my father was apprenticed to a sign-writer. But the apprenticeship only lasted for half a day : so maybe not.

3 comments:

Valerie said...

I agree, Alan, it is a beautiful sign. And in colour too, that's even better.

jennyfreckles said...

Yes, that is beautiful. It could almost be a wine label - though I guess it's for a restaurant.

L. D. Burgus said...

It is a flowing art. I spent a semester in college having fun with all of it. But a computer can do it so quickly any more.