A passionate and honest attempt to consolidate the sense of purpose, belonging and excitement in the good folk of Penzance and its satellite communities. A frenetic sketchbook capturing endeavour, entrepreneurialism, eccentricity, creativity, charisma, community, humanity, humour, happiness and hope. A practical periodical covering inspiring current events, activities, ideas and ephemera to be found in and around the town.
Signs create visual pollution in the modern environment, and the blot is even more noticeable on our tourist-beckoning landscape. However, a
hand-crafted sign has an intrinsic charm that speaks to us in a way that
computer-inscribed, factory-produced signage could never do; the
connection to the creator is tangible and the human imperfection is
endearing.Born of the need to make public messages at scale, and on a shoestring, the homemade style appeals to our sense of nostalgia by evoking the naive simplicity of a bygone era. Today's backyard sign makers work in a long and fine tradition, and this timeless art form sits well in our rural context.