Boardmans Teleflora, The University of Manchester, 296 Oxford Road, Manchester, 2009 • Teleflora, that name’s a blast from the past. Looks like an pretty old sign to me, with its alphabetical phone code, but it’s still there.
26 Bedfordbury (Peter’s Gents Hairdressers), 26 Bedfordbury, City of Westminster, London WC2, 2003 • Despite the prominent address, this barber was known Peter’s Gents Hairdressers. It’s now George the Barber and is run by relatives of Pete, who retired. It’s now trendy and totally nameless, lacking even the Profil lettering.
Southern Video, 41 High Street, Herne Bay, Kent, 2004 • Red Profil on pink fascia, what a colourful shop. Last spotted in 2009 with blue Profil on yellow.
Streatham Skinworks, 4 Bridge Parade, Streatham High Road, Borough of Lambeth, London SW16, 2002 • From the days before tattooing became a hipster boom trade. Pity they didn’t use Profil font for the main sign, too. Later became a bakery.
Surrey Sports, 67 High Street, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, 2002 • I love this OTT discotastic font. The shop’s still there, but with much more boring logo.