Saturday, July 2, 2011

Launceston Art Deco Facade - 1939

Often in cities it's in the facades of buildings where interesting details are to be found. This clean and simple Art Deco design exhibits vertical banding and Gothic inspired use of typeface.


  1. I am not sure that it is clean and simple. A little bit difficult to read. But it is very classy ... even now, many decades later.

  2. Clean and simple lines in relation to design is when I meant, no frilly curls and bows going on here :) Though you are right the date and the way each number merges into the next makes it a little difficult to read, but I love the interest that this brings to the overall facade juxtaposed with the clean vertical lines.


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