15 Jan 2016
This last Christmas have been quite interesting. I have spent them in London, for second time, and I have use most of the time in doing some progress on my research about architectural lettering in commercial buildings. As I am working now in what might be the main case study, the late London brewery Truman’s and it’s pubs around London. The goal for those two weeks in December was to make a list of Truman’s pubs, map them, get the camera and take pictures of pubs. It has been real fun. And hard. And cold. But the weather was really indulgent and except the last two days it was not that cold.
First was mapping the pubs in Google Maps. I am also trying other tools, like Mapme, but so far Google Maps seems to be the
best most useful tool so far. After committing some basic mistakes I started to add some codes on the map, and now with a quick look I am able to know what pubs are worth visiting.
As I was taking the formal photographs, I though it was interesting photographing the edges of the tiles and letters, the borders, the thickness. It’s possible to appreciate the depth of each letter, layers of paint, the different finish, the union of bricks and tiles, spacing adjustments…