This last Christmas has been quite interesting. I have spent them in London, for the second time, and I have used most of the time in doing some progress on my research about architectural lettering in commercial buildings. 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 really fun. And hard. And cold. But the weather was really indulgent and except the last two days, it was not that cold.
First, it was the 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.
I was taking the more formal photographs for the research, 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, the layers of paint, the different finishing touches, the union of bricks and tiles, spacing adjustments…