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UPDATE MAY 2018

John's comments and article below have largely been ignored.

ORIGINAL POST SPRING 2014

John Faulkner worries about an important part of the background to our City environment

 

An attractive shop front entices shoppers and provides a backdrop as we move around our City. We have some attractive ones here in Hereford but regretfully some that don’t enhance the street scene or the historic fabric of many of the shops. HCS doesn’t want to take a position on individual signs, nor do we wish to be prescriptive, but we have a set of images here that speak for themselves.We would respectfully suggest that good signage should:·

 

  • Be an integral part of the shop’s frontage - most shops have a clearly designated panel - avoid being an added on panel.

 

  • Maintain joinery details in historic buildings.

 

  • Respect one’s neighbours’ signage in relation to size and colour

 

  • Restrict protruding and hanging signs and keep in proportion

 

  • Usually restrict to ground floor areas

 

We have distributed this article, being featured in our Spring 2014 magazine, to all shop keepers in the City suggesting they review their own signs, and possibly put pressure on their neighbours who they feel don’t help to promote Hereford as an attractive place! Responses were invited.

 

Click on the image for a slide show of Hereford shop fronts.

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