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Shop Fronts of the World

Each week we bring you a trio of Good Things in art and design, chosen from the infinite creative archives of Present & Correct

Shop fronts
Shop fronts

Good Things does some window shopping through some amazing store fronts from the past

Shop fronts are a little like gift wrap: hinting at the treats within or misleading you and creating an element of surprise – good or bad. With their infinite combinations of type, logos & fenestrations, they determine what our streets look like and understandably are a source of fascination for artists and designers. This week we look at three good collections of inspiring facades & entrances.

Shop fronts from the 50s
Shop fronts from the 50s
The 50s marked a new start, an era of optimism and success. Naturally this crept into the look and feel of commercial enterprises, resulting in some of the nicest, most striking and colourful of store fronts. Have a look at some here.
Viennese shop fronts
Viennese shop fronts
A sign speaks volumes about a shop and these examples from Vienna are a masterclass in store front elegance, from opticians to marzipan makers.
Mosaic shop fronts
Mosaic shop fronts
Store front mosaics need to make a comeback, they are the loveliest way to enter a shop and suggest an air of quality and good service. This collection is a joy!

Present & Correct is a design blog and stationery store in London founded by graphic designers Neal Whittington and Mark Smith.

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