website which I find hard (like a good book) to "put down" once I
peruse it!' -Hugh Bothwell
Recent updates: Friars Street, 'EDME'
Ipswich Dock Commission ad 1936, Crane ad 1936, Withypoll memorial stone, Princes Street maltings, Princes
Street timeline, Stoke
Park comparative maps, 'Sta.Light',
Felixstowe, More E.
lettering!, River 'hump' in Wolsey Street,
'Edward Fison Ltd' under threat, The Promenade, Grantham
WVS, Hay-on-Wye, Ransomes mowers
website is dedicated to a special project
devised and developed by the artist/illustrator, Borin Van Loon. A
Ipswich, the county town of Suffolk in England, Borin has been
photographing examples of old lettering on the walls of buildings in
and around the town since the late 1990s. The
galleries of images shown here reflect the transition of a very
ancient town (Ipswich is the earliest continuous settlement in
dating back to around AD600, with Ipswich ware being produced from
around AD670) as it progresses through
the twenty-first century. They are updated and extended regularly
including non-Ipswich examples in Gallery 7.
background 'BUILT' image is taken from
the Co-op in Cauldwell Hall Road. The
masthead is based on a feature on Grimwade's store on the Cornhill.]
We try to credit or provide attribution to images used on the
site which are not photographed by us. If you are able to help us with
information about a source or copyright relating to a particular image,
click the above link.
Lettering launched in 6.03, moved to
domain on 17.9.09 and relaunched 3.10.15 with a new
throughout the Ipswich Historic Lettering site: Borin Van Loon
No reproduction of text or images without express written permission