Over easter, I went around Brick Lane and South Kensigton documenting some of the different lettering they use in the 2 areas.
There is quite a clear difference between the two areas..
As I walked around Brick Lane/Old Street, I found myself mostly drawn to the hand written, colourful, bold lettering and graffitti that surrounds it. Brick Lane is extremely diverse culturally, and has recently become a popular area for young artists and designers. This has attracted a variety of small independent businesses which all have their own, quite specific identities, often shown through their logos.
The area is also home to the Bangladeshi communities, and is famous for it’s many curry houses which I have also documented on my journey.
I then went to South Kensington to see the British Design exhibition at the V&A, and took the opportunity while I was there to do another typographic journey around there.
Whereas in Brick Lane a lot of the lettering was very bold, colourful, hand painted, neon etc, around South Kensington, the lettering was a lot more traditional and uniform, mostly black/white/gold, a lot of engravings in stone and more elegant.