Brighton type makes for a quirky blog

Posted On 04 May 2015 at 9:17 pm
The old Wheat Sheaf pub with its debossed sign still visible

The old Wheat Sheaf pub with its debossed sign still visible in Bond Street

Most people come to Brighton for the beach, the shops or a good night out. But for blogger John Worthington, Brighton has other attractions.

The Scottish designer and self-confessed typography obsessive said that he “spent more time getting lost in the maze of streets around the city centre than on the beach but the amount of great type on offer (not to mention the pubs, markets and galleries) made the diversion worthwhile”.

Mr Worthington, who lives in London and writes a blog called Urban Typing, checked out the town’s tiled doorways, painted shop signs and advertisements – and even old coal hole covers.

He wrote: “It certainly wouldn’t be a good type hunt without some coal hole covers and the North Laine area has plenty.”

To read his post about Brighton, click here.

 

Flaking paint peeling off the wall proclaiming the Theatre Royal in New Road

Flaking paint peeling off the wall proclaiming the Theatre Royal in New Road

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