Monday, 23 November 2009

Cutts & Co, Peckham

Printers' ghost signs, part 7 (Go to part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

Finally, to conclude this series of printers' signs, here is a wall where the mix of different typefaces and colours ends up making a very attractive palimpsest. The white background hides an earlier sign but it is virtually impossible to make any sense of it. As for "Cutts & Co" (notice how the last letter ends up forming an arrow that comes back to underline the name), is there any connection with Bromhead, Cutts & Co, the fine art printer and publisher based in Cork Street behind the Royal Academy of Arts, which seemed to have enjoyed a short period of prosperity during the 1920s?

For Business
Cutts & Co
Office Phone
New Cross 50 [?]

Location: Chadwick Road / Picture taken on: 23/07/2009

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