I Goat - by Kenny Hunter with Christ Church in the background.

I Goat – by Kenny Hunter with Christ Church in the background.

A pre-xmas solo trip to London inevitably ended up with a mooch around Spitalfields and, while I didn’t achieve the somewhat fanciful goal of wrapping up all my xmas shopping in one inspired lap of the market, I did find inspiration both in the stalls and on the street.

Featured in a previous post, Peter Hardwicke is a London signwriter who has worked on several of the small shops in the streets around Spitalfields. I’d seen both the examples here as photos but it was good to get a good up-close look at his work – it is very fine!

Also took the opportunity to snap some vintage work and a ghost sign before jumping on the tube to Oxford Circus.

The English Restaurant by Peter Hardwicke

Emin International by Peter Hardwicke P1010906 P1010907 P1010908

Good Examples #2 – Peter Hardwicke

The above is a lovely piece posted online by Peter Hardwicke, a London based traditional signwriter who has worked on many projects around the Spitalfields area, most notably for Tracey Emin.  This is a gold leaf piece, reversed onto glass.

There is a detailed article on Peter Hardwicke at Spitalfields Life which is well worth reading.