Friday, 21 February 2014
OUGD404 Design Principles Type Journal Retro Signage
I went in and asked how this window sign was created and apparently all the black and gold on the lower letters is on the exterior of the glass and the 'old town' letter filling is on the interior, giving it a sense of depth. The heavily ornamented font has ver strong connotations of and similarities with old fair ground fonts. In fact I think the halfway markers on each letter allow a sign painter to match up the letters, or at least possibly started out that was but have evolved into ornamentation. So In conclusion I think that this font is too heavily ornamented for it to be worth while producing it out of lead or wood, so would only suit signage, therefore hand rendered origins are the only explanation.