St Marys Hall


I don’t know what I expect a church hall nameplate to look like, but this spindly metal lettering isn’t it. I like it though — the tall letters attached to a bodgy framework that leaves the first S hanging and the way it looks against the brick background. I like the dangling T, the high crossbar of the A and the short diagonal strokes of the M that make me think of those high-hitched trousers Gary Cooper wore, and the not-very-curvy curve of the R and how the bowl hasn’t quite been wrestled into shape to join the vertical stroke.

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