The East End in captivating colour

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David Granick’s remarkable photos of the streets of London East End have lain unseen in the archives of Tower Hamlets Local History library since his death in 1980. Now unearthed by photographer Chris Dorley-Brown, a selection has been published in book form by Hoxton Mini Press, a what a capivating window into another age it provides.

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These beautifully composed images, and there many more in the book, were almost all shot on Kodachrome 64 film, which adds its own other-worldly colouration to the collection. Highly recommended.

The East End In Colour 1960-1980, by David Granick, is published by Hoxton Mini Press at £16.95.

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Sign and palimpsest revealed in W6 and spotted by Daisy Armstrong. That phone number – PUT 2150 – is for the old Putney exchange. Letter codes were used for London phones until the late 1960s.

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“Maison fondée en 1885” trouvé à Paris 17e. #sign #Signs #signporn #enseigne #enseignes #paris #paris17 #parisjetaime #parisvintage #devanture #facade #patine #typehunter #typehunting #typographie #signhunter #vintagesign #vintage #boutique #vernaculartypography #vernaculaire #lettering #handlettering #lettrage #oldparis #ghostsign #batignolles (à 17th arrondissement of Paris)

The shopfronts of Nantes and Noirmoutier. As with many French towns and cities, much to enjoy on the redundant retail front.