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Ugh, Comic Sans again…

Go Travel

Now look here… I realise that First Choice Travel was no cultural mecca.  Melvyn Bragg and Mark Lawson were not hot-footing down Tranquil Vale to come and admire it or anything.  But really, Go Travel isn’t doing a lot for taste and subtle design in Blackheath is it?

The photo doesn’t even show it in all its Plasma Screened, garish beauty.  Comic Sans all over the bloody place. Makes The Railway‘s frontage look like the Book of Kells… sort of…

And they’ve covered up the nice little mosaic with cheap blue carpet.  Grrr…


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Blackheath’s fonts – a proportional response

Fonts, signage, shop fronts… Which would take your vote for best in Blackheath? The Bugle is no font expert, but every time this comes into view, it causes upset:

The Railway pub in Blackheath

Proportional fonts are a wonderful thing. The letter “i” is thin. It doesn’t need as much space as the letter “R”. If you’re going to use a familiar font, keep the spacing the same throughout. And is it me, or is the whole thing slightly squashed?

Now, this is another kettle of fish entirely:

The Travel Lounge in Blackheath

“Hey, come on holiday somewhere exotic, relax, try some new things”…

Now, I’ve never been inside The Travel Lounge, but I bet they don’t have a toilet attendant handing you paper towels in the (decidedly unclean) gents. The same cannot be said of The Railway. Maybe judging an establishment by their font might be the way to go…


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