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Hanging Bridge Chambers, Manchester

This plaque is found above the entrance to this building of 1881. The building was constructed on the site of a medieval bridge that spanned a ditch (possibly Roman in origin) carrying a stream that connected the Rivers Irk and Irwell. 111 more words

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Mynshull's House, Manchester

These guilded letters in relief are set on the frontage of Minshull’s House, a building constructed in 1890 of red sandstone in a Jacobean style.. Built in 1890 William Ball and Thomas Brookes Elce, it includes a series of ornate terracotta moulding, one of which sits below the upper set of lettering giving the name of the building. 122 more words

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John Rylands Library, Manchester

These unusual and beautiful cut letters are found on the outer wall of the John Rylands Library in Manchester. Designed by Basil Champneys (1842-1935), the library was commission by Enriqueta Rylands (1843-1908)in 1899 in memory of her late husband, the textile manufacture  and philanthropists, John Rylands (1801-1888). 108 more words

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Temple Villa, Lancaster

This substantial, late Victorian house, is located in the Scotforth area of Lancaster and was originally  known as Temple Villa. The ornate lettering with its ‘tuscan’ embellishments, refers to Edmund (1835-1908) and Isabella Langstreth (1846-1918). 156 more words

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Your font horoscope

As a writer and designer, I tend to spend a lot of time obsessing over font style. There are some styles that I prefer over others, and some styles that should just be eliminated from existence immediately. 352 more words

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Hallo Sans :: Free Font of the Day

Hallo Sans was created by graphic designer Fredrik Staurland. It is simple, clean, and best of all, free for personal and commercial use. Check out that number eight, I am loving it. Get it here.

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