this type of place

IMG_7674Hobart, a town in Tasmania, close to Antarctica, founded just 210 years ago, in 1804, or thereabouts. This building is not that old, but one of the older ones in the city centre. I like how the letters seem to hold up the top of the frame on which they are standing on. Art nouveau style Egyptienne, with thick serifs and extremely high cross bars.

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec comes to mind and his Paris Moulin Rouge posters, the chairs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and of course lots of Paris buildings with its voluptuous organic forms.

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2 Responses to this type of place

  1. Lee says:

    Love this Nadine! I’m slowly building up a library of Hobart (and melbourne) vernacular type and signage.. I’d love to see more from your view point.. Do you instagram??
    Regards
    Lee
    @oknovokght

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