A big thank you to everyone for being so lovely about my last post. How amazing
to have so much fabulous advice from friends... I feel very spoilt. Thank you :)
Something about public art now... which isn't too far a jump if you think about it.
I love how visual enrichment used to come as standard with buildings of old; the giving
of something so much more than the functional. The ceramic reliefs below were created
by sculptor P.Lindsay Clark in 1926. Perhaps they began as iconic signposts, these
fabulous sculptures on the Widegate Street building for the Nordheim Model Bakery
in Spitalfields, East London. These days they provide not only a historical reference for
the area, but, in my opinion, a formative take on the notion of branding and logos... in a
much more evocative and impressive way.
Whenever I come across pieces like this it's like a gift I think :)
Photographs by Robert Freidus.