Art Deco era street number

Street number dating from mid 1930s affixed on the wall of an Art Deco style house from the Dorobanti area of Bucharest. (©Valentin Mandache)

This is a good quality example of architectural lettering from the Art Deco era, still bravely surviving on the wall of a quite run down Bucharest house. I like how the designer combined reduced to essence shapes like squares and semicircles to create that beautiful Art Deco style artefact. A few months ago I published on this blog a photomontage of another few examples of Art Deco street numbers encountered on Bucharest’s houses that can be accessed by clicking here.


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