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Sarshire Ltd, F. Holt

Sarshire Ltd, F. Holt, 41 and 41a Brick Lane, Borough of Tower Hamlets, London E1, 2003 A palimpsest of old Brick Lane’s small-trader past; now depersonalised as a generic Costprice Minimarket.

Sarshire Ltd, F. Holt

Sarshire Ltd, F. Holt

Sarshire Ltd, F. Holt

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    • Yes, there must be vast numbers of beautiful old signs under layers of crappy modern ones around the country. I understand they were often too hard to take off – especially the old glass ones – so people just put new ones on top. You can often see that if you look at shop signs, they stick out a long way because there are so many layers. And now we are getting thin inkjet banners placed on top of old-school acrylic confections. The glass ones only resurface when a “creative” business takes over the premises – I’ve seen quite a few examples of art galleries doing this recently.

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