A broadside designed and typeset in 2011 by Phil Baines for New North Press’s Reverting to Type Portfolio 1. Limited number of 10 prints for sale individually, size 570mm × 450mm.
“I was seduced by the incredible variety of decorative types at the press and felt that they shared an affinity with old shop fronts. I have re-imagined Willesden High Road in the year I was born using copy from Kelly’s Directory for London (courtesy Brent Archives).” —PhilBaines
“All names are as in the Kelly’s Directory of 1958. Proprietors in Consort or Consort Condensed, shop type in a typeface suggestive of purpose or period. The ‘T’ of Tobccnst is actually a ‘C’, there were no ‘T’s which led to a last minute change of font :(” — Phil Baines