泰昌大押招牌陣 tai cheung pawnshop

2016.6.9 | 卑利街 – 威靈頓街 peel street & wellington street

端午節,沿威靈頓街西行,到了卑利街,馬上被泰昌大押的架勢攝住。

打正面,其實是當舖的側面,掛有一個「金漆」招牌;往前抬頭看,有霓虹招牌,稍低位置還有膠片招牌。

再踏步向前,威靈頓街正門有門楣的名號。

照片所示的三個招牌,每個都是美麗的街頭家具。

金色底色是用「紙皮石」鋪排,上放四個書法有力端正的造字由右到左排好。

霓虹招牌是傳統蝙蝠,大紅鑲黃邊配白字。

膠牌的畫工也仔細,且寫上英文鋪名。

heading west along wellington street in the afternoon on tuen ng festival aka dragon boat festival. central was nice and quiet on public holiday. that allowed me taking the stroll leisurely and making slow observation.

this pawn shop like many of its peers enjoy a street corner location because according to tradition, pawn shops make side doors to give the convenience to customers to leave on the side doors.

what strike me is the shop owns three signboards, not counting the one on the main entrance.

the one on the side of the shop is the most dazzling, golden mosaic as the backdrop of the proper and righteous calligraphic characters reading from right to left.

hanging high up is a neon light signage. the design is after the tradition of using a bat and auspicious colours. the more modern one is using an acrylic light box and that allows the shop to put on the english name of the shop.

tai cheung pawnshop june 2016

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