Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spain's street names in ceramic tile

Spanish street corners offer these hand-painted tile signs.  Many of these are little works of the tile-painter's art.  Photographs were taken in Madrid, Valencia, and Toledo. 


This numeral 14 is set in a rich garden of painted flowers.   The diagonal stroke of the 4 extends high over the base.   The capital E itself displays a friendly curving mid-stroke. 
This  is my favorite ceramic sign, for its
creative letter joins and spacing.
Size, about 8".

This ceramic sign is 
black, white, and gold.

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