nice mosaic ampersand

ben_archer's picture

Last year some friends opened a shop called Gubb & Mackie on Customs Street in downtown Auckland; when I visited the shop they had just refurbished the place and unearthed this mid-20th century mosaic from under the floor vinyl, welcome mat and god-knows-what-else.

Interesting to see how much extra trouble the lettering artist of the day had gone to over that angular ampersand; I figure that by the time they'd trimmed all the tiles to allow for the diagonal insets, it couldn't have been much of a time-saver.

blank's picture

Fabulously wonky as all-git-out. Thanks for sharing!

merkri's picture

Nice.

Makes me cringe thinking about that being covered in vinyl flooring, but what can you do?

1985's picture

Thanks Ben.

1985's picture

Thanks Ben.

speter's picture

Boy is that D narrow...

ben_archer's picture

LOL!

Sye's picture

awesome!

dberlow's picture

That's truly splendid
"Interesting to see how much extra trouble the lettering artist of the day had gone to over that angular ampersand.."
I'm not sure what you mean by "extra trouble" over that ampersand, unless you imagine the alternative, a round design at a 6 tile cap height as being extra large trouble. ;)

Cheers!

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