lettering for street names in the city

The quality of an urban landscape depends not just on the high standard of the architecture of individual buildings but also on the style and form of hard landscaping; the use of appropriate planting and on the placing and style of signs - traffic signs, commercial signs and street names.


In Copenhagen street names are normally set on the corner buildings at each intersection of streets and at a relatively high level between the ground-floor and first-floor windows. Typography varies and the street names can be painted directly onto the plasterwork of the facade, or they can be painted on wooden or metal name plates or even fixed as separate metal letters if they are set on stonework or concrete. There are even street names carved as an integral part of the decoration of an ornate street frontage.