Sunday, 14 September 2008

Antiques Roadshow Logo


We all have our guilty pleasures in life – mine for some bizarre reason is watching the Antiques Roadshow. Before you ask, no I’m not exactly the Roadshow’s key target audience, I’ve no grey hair, the nearest I’ve been to a real auction is eBay and the closest thing to an antique in my house is my VCR – the thing that appeals to me is the whole ‘one mans meat is another mans poison’ aspect of the show. I love the way that people bring on items that I, and often they, consider to be worthless tat that they’ve found in the attic but that someone out there is willing to pay thousands of pounds for it.

Anyway, the reason I’ve mentioned the Roadshow in this blog is its logo. Shown here in black it looks average, but on TV with a gold metallic effect it really comes to life – it looks a gold antique broach that you would find on the show. I love the fluid feel and the way that the ‘A’ flows into the ‘R’.

3 comments:

scarlet-blue said...

My guilty secret is that I used to enjoy writing calligraphy . . .
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dannyboy said...

Thats not a guilty secret Scarlet, thats a tallent!! I'd love to see some examples - get one posted on your blog!

scarlet-blue said...

I haven't done any for years. People used to ask me to write stuff out for them but then they found it was easier and quicker to do it themselves on the pc . . . I still have an interest and an eye for lettering and typography though.
Sx