Old hand-painted signs around town

In a recent post about my new logo, I mentioned that I’ve been influenced by the typography I see on the old buildings around town. There are some amazing signs that have been hand-painted directly on the brick of various warehouses and businesses. Some of these signs are old and fading and will eventually disappear. Fortunately, some of these signs have been restored as a way of preserving the unique character of the building – even if the original business is no longer in existence.

Here are some samples of these signs. I will add to this gallery as I come across more. Please contact me if you know of some other good ones I should photograph.