January 18, 2017 - No Comments!

Sheffield, I love you…

I've been taking photos of things I like around Sheffield for a while. I've lived here all my life, and still find interesting bits I've never come across. Everything from old signage, quirky type, ghost signs, street-art, interesting letterboxes and just things that make me smile — a real random mix of images.

Finding these hidden beauties is what inspired us to create Why U Reading This For and even inspired us to create typefaces. We never know where inspiration for a new project will come from, but give me an old industrial estate or derelict warehouse over a fancy design blog any day.

 

sheffieldtype_woolensigns

Beautiful old neon sign.

sheffieldtype_albyn

Nice hand lettered sign — particularity like the lowercase 'n'.

sheffieldtype_alfred

Stunner.

sheffieldtype_globesteel

Before VR, there was 3D signage.

sheffieldtype_royal

Funky bar on the 'A'.

sheffieldtype_works

I'm a big fan of the old broken neon signs you find, especially around the old industrial areas.

sheffieldtype_wednesday

Sheffield's greatest.

sheffieldtype_pondsforge

Lovely letterforms.

sheffieldtype_hotel

Script type + Mock Tudor = Great signage.

sheffieldtype_conquest

I always wondered who took the O and E.

sheffieldtype_sheffield

Drop shadow text is back.

sheffieldtype_ampersand

Beautiful letters.

sheffieldtype_harrow

Quirky sign on and old pub near the studio. The bird shit elevates it to another level.

sheffieldtype_hinges

Bold, simple and industrial. Coming to a coffee shop near you soon...

sheffieldtype_bros

Missing G this time.

sheffieldtype_georgebarnsley

Lovely hand lettered gate in Kelham. Plus some shit graffiti.

sheffieldtype_flatshouses

If in doubt use as many fonts as possible.

sheffieldtype_boxing

The only door I've seen made entirely from black marker and Tipp-Ex.

sheffieldtype_steelforage

Don't know who did this, but I like a pun.

sheffieldtype_sadacca

S.A.D.A.C.C.A is Sheffield And District African Caribbean Community Association. Look at those crazy A's and Pac-Man inspired C's!

sheffieldtype_reservedparking

I love DIY signs and messages. The British public love nothing more than ensuring other people NEVER PARK WHERE THEY SHOULDN'T.

sheffieldtype_privateparking2

This obviously took someone a fair amount of time to do. Who needs a top margin? Not this car park.

sheffieldtype_noparking9

Don't ask me why, but I like No Parking signs.

sheffieldtype_noparking8

Sometimes words aren't enough...

sheffieldtype_noparking7

Nice stencil.

sheffieldtype_noparking6

Nice stencil mk2.

sheffieldtype_noparking5

NO!

sheffieldtype_noparking3

Things look better when they're a bit battered.

sheffieldtype_noparking2

Manners go a long way.

sheffieldtype_noparking1

Unusual 'N'.

sheffieldtype_privateparking

This sign has been on this garage since I was a young'un.

sheffieldtype_noparking4

Effects > Gaussian Blur.

sheffieldtype_privatebarking

Woof woof.

sheffieldtype_loadingbay

Why can't all signs be hand painted?

sheffieldtype_politenotice

More good use of manners.

sheffieldtype_nursery2

Finding stuff like this stuck on walls brightens a dull day.

sheffieldtype_nursery1

And this.

sheffieldtype_warning

People wondered why I was taking a photo of this...

sheffieldtype_mindyouhead

DIY health and safety.

sheffieldtype_cargents

You've not owned a car, until you've had a Mondeo with a Gents loo sign stuck to the drivers door.

sheffieldtype_consultus

Wonderful use of language.

sheffieldtype_privateparking3

Retro sign near our studio. Lovely colours.

sheffieldtype_weareoverthere

Proper way-finding.

sheffieldtype_nobull

Skills? Dresses? Pits? What is it!?

sheffieldtype_buildwiser

Great name.

sheffieldtype_mrbit

Equally great name.

sheffieldtype_letters5

Fancy letterbox 1/5.

sheffieldtype_letters4

Fancy letterbox 2/5.

sheffieldtype_letters2

Fancy letterbox 3/5.

sheffieldtype_letters3

Fancy letterbox 4/5.

sheffieldtype_letters1

Fancy letterbox 5/5.

sheffieldtype_gthing

G Thing.

sheffieldtype_darkside

Something about Star Wars.

sheffieldtype_cat

Sneaky cat.

sheffieldtype_grillface

The grills have eyes.

sheffieldtype_fedup

Fed up.

sheffieldtype_wink

He looks like he's just done something sinister.

sheffieldtype_grafitti2

Nice colours on this street-art.

sheffieldtype_grafitti

Some quirky graffiti.

sheffieldtype_cock2

Dick pic.

sheffieldtype_cock1

Detailed dick pic.

Published by: Oliver in Things we like

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