The Geotype project charts the rich history of lettering and type forms that have established the identity of cities and towns around the world.

  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 79020 Brockley Cross, Brockley, London SE4 2AA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Admiralty Road, Great Yarmouth, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2 Cavan Rd, Singapore 209843, Singapore
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Walcot Gate, Bath BA1 6AD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 1209 Williamson Street, Madison, WI, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Oxford St, Southampton SO14 3DJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Goethepl., 68161 Mannheim, Germany
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 34 Bridge St, Banbury OX16 5PN, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Temple Way, Bristol BS2 0BU, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Chavakkad – Wadakkanchery Road, Erumapetty Colony, Erumapetty, Kerala, India
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Ditchling Road, Brighton, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Newton Building, Lincoln, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 9 Walcot Terrace, Bath, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in College Green, Bristol BS1 5TJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 1 Summers Road, St Werburgh’s, Bristol BS2 9RT, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in London Road, Basingstoke RG21 4AN, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Park Green, Macclesfield SK11 7NA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 32 Town Walls, Shrewsbury SY1 1TN, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Seef Mall, Road No 2819, Seef, Bahrain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 3is Septemvriou 47-41, Athens 104 33, Greece
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Leominster HR6 0LX, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Lesser Market, Basingstoke, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2089 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Steep Hill, Lincoln, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 22 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 9 Green Street, Bath, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 68161 Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Bargate Street, Southampton SO14 2DA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 710 S Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 4 Carlton Gardens, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5AA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Jamaica St, Bristol, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Markveien 34, Oslo, Norway
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 810 S Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Graffiti Alley, Toronto, ON M5V 2W1, Canada
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 21 Jewry Street, Winchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 21 West Street, Chipping Norton, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 1970 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 52 Castle St, Banbury OX16 5UP, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Back of the Walls, Southampton SO14 3BH, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Kodrigktonos 20, Athens, Greece
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Union Street, Galashiels, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Hollywood Road, Tai Ping Shan, Hong Kong
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1ES, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 47-51 Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1XJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Metro Station, Newcastle, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in In der Anlage 15, 68259 Mannheim, Germany
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 285-287 Brockley Rd, Brockley, London SE4 2SA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 98 High St, West Malling ME19 6NE, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 110 High Street, Winchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Helgesens gate 14B, Oslo, Norway
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2030 Winnebago Street, Madison, WI, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 119 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207547, Singapore
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 16 Blossom St, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5AF, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 80 Horne Rd, Singapore 209079, Singapore
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 198 Old McCloud Rd, Mount Shasta, CA, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 244 Deansgate, Manchester M3 4BQ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 3is Septemvriou, Athens, Greece
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in College Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in General St, Blackpool FY1 1RW, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Bank Street, Galashiels TD1 1EP, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Prince of Wales Pier, Falmouth TR11 3DF, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 81 High St, Banbury, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 144 Osbaldwick Lane, York, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 30 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1DN, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8SD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 1 Sherborne St, Bourton-on-the-Water, Cheltenham, England, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Brannan St & 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 166 Tyrwhitt Rd, Singapore 207570, Singapore
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 3 King Edward Street, Macclesfield SK10 1ES, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in King Street, Reading, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in King St, Bristol, Bristol BS1 4ED, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in The Marina, St Georges Terrace, Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, Ireland
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Railway Station Road, Kuppaayil, Guruvayur, Kerala, India
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Chester Street, Crewe CW1 2LB, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Downham Road, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Toftes Gate 26, Oslo, Norway
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in High St, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5AB, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in High Street, Irchester, Wellingborough, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in High Street, Falmouth TR11 2BY, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 199-201 Lewisham High St, Lewisham, London SE13 6LG, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Townparks, Carrick-On-Shannon, County Leitrim, N41 T2X2, Ireland
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Shaikh Hamad Causeway, Manama, Bahrain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 48A Whitley Road, Whitley Bay NE26 2NF, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Rd No 1901, Manama, Bahrain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Townwell Lane, Irchester, Wellingborough, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol BS1 4QA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 67-73 Promenade, Blackpool FY1 5BD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 64 Horne Rd, Singapore 209072, Singapore
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Promenade, Blackpool FY1 1AP, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Hoults Yd, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Castle Hill, Guildford GU1 3SX, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Railway Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in College Place, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Scott Crescent, Galashiels TD1 3JS, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Hove Lagoon, Kingsway, Hove, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Ealing, London W5 5EQ
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 29312 Villanueva del Rosario, Málaga, Spain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Sandakerveien 58A, 0477 Oslo, Norway
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Scott Crescent, Galashiels, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in شارع الحكومة، Manama, Bahrain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5SD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in South Quay, Great Yarmouth NR30 2RG, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Union Street, Reading RG1 1EU, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2185 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115, United States
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Lincoln LN6 7TS, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Church Street & Long Street, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in No. 140, Yizhong Road, Yilan City, Yilan County, Taiwan
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 3is Septemvriou 19, Athens, Greece
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Victory Buildings, Church Lane, Banbury OX16 5LT, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Leominster HR6 8NP, England, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 6 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8SD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 6 Church Lane, Banbury OX16 5LR, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Bank Hill, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in East Nada, Guruvayur, Kerala, India
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 95 Walcot Street, Bath, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Club Lane, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8RB, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Beevor Street, Lincoln LN6 7DJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Bank Street, Galashiels, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Broad Street, Reading RG1 7QE, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Canute Road, Southampton, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 45-11 Wote St, Basingstoke, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Brighton Beach, Brighton, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in St Augustine’s Parade, Bristol BS1 4UZ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Tiddlywinks Private Day Nursery, Murton Way, Osbaldwick, York, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in The Moor, The Moor, Falmouth, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 111-115 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LN, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Metcalfe Lane, York, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2090 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in The Moor, The Moor, Falmouth, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 5 Upper Brook Street, Winchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 22 Westgate Street, Bath, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Awal Avenue, Manama, Bahrain
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Southampton SO14 3LG, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 41 East Orchard Beach Drive, Grapeview, Washington, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2 West St, West Malling ME19 6QX, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Metcalfe Lane, York, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 29 Wote St, Basingstoke RG21 7NE, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 908 S Mt Shasta Blvd, Mt Shasta, CA 96067, USA
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Park Lane, Macclesfield SK11 6TJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 40 Gordon Road, Ealing, London W5 2AJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Brighton BN2 1TW, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Thrift Street, Irchester, Wellingborough, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Place du Molard, 1204 Genève, Switzerland
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 5 Beaumont St, St Jude’s, Bristol BS5 0TD, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 47 High Street, Woburn Sands, Milton Keynes MK17 8QY, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 56 Tib Street, Manchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Ealing, London W5 5EQ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Athens 104 33, Greece
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Market Place, Redditch B98 8AR, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 272 New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 6AA, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Eastrop Way, Basingstoke, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in King St, Blackpool FY1 3EJ, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 2 Kingsgate Street, Winchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 280 Askew Road, London, England, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in The House of Simon, 123 High Street, Burford, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Reading RG2 0SF, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 57 High Street, Winchester, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Redditch Road, Stoke Heath, Bromsgrove B60 4JR, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Des Voeux Road Central, Central, Hong Kong
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 39 Broad Street, Reading, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 77 Bailgate, Lincoln LN1 3AR, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Castlegate, Berwick-upon-Tweed, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Chemin de l’Impératrice 1, 1292 Pregny-Chambésy, Switzerland
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Udaya Nagar, Chembukkav, Thrissur, Kerala 680005, India
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in 33000 Bordeaux, France
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Mattock Ln, London, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Deptford, London SE8 4BX, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Beacon St, Falmouth TR11 2AG, UK
  • Photograph of lettering and type form in Sandakerveien 10S, Oslo, Norway

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