Monday Mystery Word Jo and I found this street art in Birmingham last week and couldn’t for the life of us work out what the letters said, can you? Rate this:Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related Posted on August 1, 2016 Posted in Art and Design, Photography, TravelTagged Art, Birmingham, Photography, Restless Jo, travel
19 thoughts on “Monday Mystery Word”
VIRGIL in Baskerville type face!!!
Absolutely! But why?
Baskerville was born in Bormingham so it is homage to him and his invention of the typeface which was named after him. I went to find his grave in the catacombs in the Jewellery Quarter last year in the hope of finding some nicely crafted words in His typeface but alas no…just a concreted up entrance to the tomb!!
I’m very glad I asked. Thanks for this fascinating info. Birmingham is sounding more and more interesting.
Brilliant! Thank you, mystery solver 🙂 🙂
Maybe it’s like the emperor’s clothes and they don’t really say anything?
Not a clue!
Reading Anne’s reply I have learnt so much. I was just going to say it was beautiful whatever it said!
Lovely, but can’t make it out.
GIRL VI … duh! 😀
Virgil, upside down and backwards and scrambled like an egg? (Did the Romans eat scrambled eggs, I wonder?) Clever, Gilly!
Love it! And we got an answer, Gilly 🙂 Monday hugs! Back to work 😦
Well done Anne!
Glad you got an answer to your puzzle. 🙂
Yes, why is it backwards? Never mind. I have just worked it out. In setting out print the characters are always backwards and upside down.
I did find this on wiki
“A Portland stone sculpture of the Baskerville typeface, Industry and Genius, in his honour stands in front of Baskerville House in Centenary Square, Birmingham. It was created by local artist David Patten”
I tried. They are backwards and upside down as stated above and one does look like a question mark but unless there is something online that actually states what it says or means, I think it is simply a wonderful piece of art.
Interesting answer Anne posted. It surely solves the mystery. 😎
Very interesting background info that Anne provided. Beautiful street art!
Thank you Gilly and Anne for the education!