High Street Honeys
I saw this story in last night’s Evening Standard, about how Leyton High Street has been transformed – to the delight of some and the consternation of others.
Above is the AFTER, while below (from the Mail) is the BEFORE, a picture subheaded “Tatty”.
Myself, I have mixed feelings. Am I being a reverse snob? I’m the first to get excited about a fancy new butcher’s in the neighbourhood so what’s my, er, beef?
It reminds me of the fantastic What If: Sydenham, the fantasy high street makeover website we featured a while ago, where a Sydenham resident with aspirations and access to Photoshop digitally makes over local shop fronts. And yet I also like the BEFORE shot.
Above is the homepage of local shop blog London Shop Fronts. Shouldn’t a local high street be a confusion of faddy fonts and grocer’s apostrophes? Isn’t there character and value in this kind of design too? What do you think? Tastefully sign-write your comments below. Thank’s.