This is the pub sign outside the Marquis Cornwallis pub at the end of Marchmont street in London. I walked past it on a cold, but sunny day and was struck by the brilliant luminosity of this intensely red sign.
Firstly it reminded me of expired slides which lose their cyan leaving them magenta and yellow heavy. Secondly it reminded me of the fact that in the eighteenth-century shop signs were one of the main forms of visual culture as paintings and prints were only owned by the rich and often kept in private spaces. 

This is the pub sign outside the Marquis Cornwallis pub at the end of Marchmont street in London. I walked past it on a cold, but sunny day and was struck by the brilliant luminosity of this intensely red sign.

Firstly it reminded me of expired slides which lose their cyan leaving them magenta and yellow heavy. Secondly it reminded me of the fact that in the eighteenth-century shop signs were one of the main forms of visual culture as paintings and prints were only owned by the rich and often kept in private spaces. 

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