University of Suffolk

Rebranded from University Campus Suffolk (UCS) in 2016,  this fairly new higher education institution has properties on either side of the east-west stretch of Fore Street. Behind the former Students' Union building in Long Street is a more recent block bearing calligraphy – but writ large. Screened by vegetation for much of the year, these photographs of the lettering were taken in the winter.

Ipswich Historic Lettering: UCS 1   Ipswich Historic Lettering: UCS 22016 images
" enthusiasm. [Greek word] ENTHVSIASMVS
1. Lit. BEING possessed by a God
2. passionate eagerness. 3. 'A CRAZE' "
Ipswich Historic Lettering: UCS 3   Ipswich Historic Lettering: UCS 4
The characters are cut into the buff brickwork with the look of the angle-grinder about them. Intaglio letterforms infilled with cross-hatching. The curves, consistency and clarity suggest either a skilled hand-cutter or some element of computer control in the execution.
Ipswich Historic Lettering: UCS 5


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