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Talk to the hand

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I love this sign. It’s got shades of Hanna-Barbera or Looney Tunes about it. Its remained on the front of that building through the many changes of tenant, pointing the way to redemption, with its oversized thumbnail, and elegant shirt cuff. Probably the best sign in Blackheath, (after the bridge weight sign of course).

The serif typeface around it appears to be Pompeii, which seems appropriate to the Roman Catholic Church…

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Hext and neon lights in Blackheath

Hext hairdressing salon neon sign in Blackheath, London

The rather lovely neon sign next to the Library in Blackheath.  I think there are only two neon signs in the whole of Blackheath – the one above, and the Thai restaurant next door (“Lai Cram”, which I have never been to, and keep saying that I should).

I really like this sign for some reason.  It looks very stylish to me, even though I’d hate there to be any more neon lighting up the high street, I’m glad it is there.  It is one of the very few great bits of typography in Blackheath, along with The Travel Lounge, which appears to be closing down.

Photo take by Flickr user Bellefox Rendezvous, who has a whole set of Blackheath pics.

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