This sign in Junction Road, N19, has also been attacked, sorry... renovated.
|Before (top) and after (below)|
Now compare that with the revised version which has all the words rendered in the same flat grey with no attempt at 3D, and the area in the middle has been scrubbed clean/ painted flat, thus losing any hint of what the rest of the lettering might have said. 'Furniture' on its own means nothing. What exactly has been achieved here?
|Two prime examples of this kind of repainting abuse can be found in Covent Garden (left) and Stepney (right).|
But, back to my main point; I just do not understand what is achieved by just tarting up and repainting an old sign when the business or product is no longer relevant. Leave it alone. Let it fade. Don't touch!
I'd rather see the whole wall painted over with block colour rather than this kind of considered damage.
I'll stop now. I don't like criticising. I wish I didn't feel the need to. But sometimes it needs to be said.
Thanks for reading. See you soon.