The remit was to produce some or many letters for a primer limiting the colours to black, white and one other accent colour. All submissions had to include the lettering.
We’re currently having building work on our house and the back wall of the kitchen is to be demolished. It has stood for 120 years. This alphabet primer details some of the events it has witnessed or objects it has shared the kitchen with over those years. If the primer is finished in time it would be nice to seal it in a cavity behind a new wall for the next 120 years.
The accent colour where it’s used is buff titanium, although it’s more a third colour than an accent, and the lettering is in ‘baskerville’ font – both lend to the austere, Victorian feel of the primer.
There used to be a servants’ bell like this above the back door and a rope pulley system, to work it, through the house. A little angel pin-brooch that for some years was part of a very mis-matched nativity set that assembled itself on kitchen mantle piece every Christmas.