Wednesday, September 3, 2014

On the Street….. Italian Signage, Rome



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  1. tallulah

    September 3, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    am i missing something here?

    • irene laura

      September 3, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      Cool shot!!
      It means the wool of the old lady :D

    • bruno

      September 4, 2014 at 11:18 am

      Perhaps an appreciation of signage, typography and design. I love the homemade quality, the little imperfections and the overall grace of this simple sign–a bit of vintage, a bit of the old Futurism. I’ve taken pictures of signs like this in Rome. I find them to be a unique element of the city.

  2. liz

    September 3, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    such a cool picture as usual!

  3. ChamaFashion

    September 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm


  4. Fashion Snag

    September 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

  5. Gap

    September 3, 2014 at 2:37 pm

  6. Love cake

    September 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Wool from the cow.

    • CBC

      September 3, 2014 at 6:22 pm

      you gave me a good clue….yarn knitting

  7. Tonia Rose

    September 3, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Cool shot! The lack of daylight picture gives it a really mysterious effect, as well as the bolted metal doorway.

  8. TeMo

    September 3, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    The juxtaposition of the lettering is wonderful. This is beautiful.

  9. Celine

    September 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    What are we lookin’ at here? Cool font? Some fancy brand I don’t know? The pain of seeking out a special store in a new city only to find that it’s closed up for siesta time…?

    • Ann

      September 4, 2014 at 5:49 am

      I think that though it is closed, we are looking at the kind of store where you can spend hours and hours going through little boxes containing all type of things for sewing and knitting. It’s like, I want to see what’s inside! Open the shop NOW! The sign is pretty impressive as well :)

  10. Beauty Follower

    September 3, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Great sign design!

  11. CBC

    September 3, 2014 at 6:21 pm


    • Ann.

      September 4, 2014 at 5:46 am

      I think also thread, needles, buttons, sequins, and many many more things…all the stuff you buy to sew and fix clothes.

  12. Anita

    September 4, 2014 at 12:07 am

  13. Isa

    September 4, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Time for a little break ?
    La parenthèse Enchanté

  14. bellaconscience

    September 4, 2014 at 12:47 am

    i have way too many lana del rey songs stuck in my head…kept on reading it as lana del rey street

  15. miri

    September 4, 2014 at 2:46 am

    I feel like in Italy already- such a typical signage!

  16. marzipan

    September 4, 2014 at 4:23 am

    Old shop near Campo de’ fiori in Rome, wool and cotton for knitting lovers.

    • CBC

      September 4, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      love Campo de ‘fiori

  17. Alessandra

    September 4, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Love this shop between Piazza Navona and Campo dei Fiori, there often I purchase material to knit …

  18. Laura

    September 4, 2014 at 5:25 am

    Itlay is full of this kind of segnage: old craft shops which craftmanship should be maintained, as they supply such products and services you are going not to find anymore in the future…

  19. Francesca

    September 4, 2014 at 6:08 am

    The juxtaposition of letters is totally unique, I can’t stop looking at this photo!

  20. Lucy

    September 4, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Great typography but ruined by the worst of all advertising, a voice over that can’t be stopped and appears to come from no where telling me to go to Disney Land. I appreciate the need to advertise but the voice ones are hardly the best option.

  21. dario fattore

    September 4, 2014 at 9:01 am

    un negozio storico italiano

    dario fattore –

  22. Sevan

    September 4, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Cette photo me rappelle les merceries de mon enfance.

  23. CC

    September 4, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I love the texture that the screws add to the metal signage!

  24. Denisa

    September 4, 2014 at 10:23 am

    I loove Italy. xa

  25. Susan

    September 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

    They make lovely yarn.

  26. Cris Pedrotti

    September 4, 2014 at 11:28 am

  27. Tori

    September 4, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Love it! Very unique :)

  28. Ladybird

    September 5, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Love the 1950′s vibe of the signage.

    The shops fronts of Rome are the best – looking forward to my next trip!

  29. ursula cremona

    September 6, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    treasure grove for knitters inside.
    thanks for posting

    addicted to ROMA

  30. Theinstatraveller

    September 7, 2014 at 11:33 am

    Nice vintage italian style…


  31. sandyy

    September 8, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Perfect colors! want the same colors for my inside!

  32. stef

    September 9, 2014 at 3:43 am

  33. Chael

    September 9, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Ah Italy, it is simply amore!

  34. Ramona

    September 9, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    Sone things never get old

  35. Alessia

    September 10, 2014 at 10:55 am

    come on, in Italy almost all shops’ signs are like that!

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