【大廈名字系列 building name series】德輔道西上的風尚 des voeux road west calligraphies

2014.3.12 | 德輔道西 des voeux road west

標準大廈  standard mansion

乘坐電車西行,屈地街站前一站是水街。即使你從來未到過這區,告訴你,留意電車前左方,看到街角一樓露台位置,橫寫著端正楷書 – 標準大廈,一定可以清楚找到位置。

this is a landmark at the intersection of des voeux road west and water street; and a beautiful one. i live around this neighbourhood. i can’t get enough of this outstanding chinese calligraphy in regular script style and the humour i found hidden in the name. the name of the building is standard mansion. i always secretly talk back to it when seeing the name, you certainly is a good example of a standard building. also, the bold presentation across the interesting structure of a balcony speaks something about lifestyle of the 1960s.

安慶樓 on hing building

走前十數步,有一條巷叫安寧里。安慶樓座落巷頭。樓的文字直寫很秀氣。

標準大廈是大家大派的毛筆書法,安慶樓則帶西洋氣息的鋼筆字體。

a number of steps westward from piu chun building is on hing building, standing at the end of on ning lane. in contrast, the name of the building is written in western style top down. love the typeface, elegant and quiet.

des v rd w mar14

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