167 Glasgow Rd
Dumbarton G82 1RH
Nice colours on this picture. Very graphic.
I like the tall vertical lines of the narrow doorway and the centred drainpipe on the middle panel.
The blue and grey brickwork is also very geometric and confident. The grey picks up the grey of the doorway grill and of the pavement itself, which appears to be a conscious design decision.
The upper signage is reminiscent of the Red Bull energy drink, but no worse for that. The italicised text adds a contrasting dynamism among all the horizontal and vertical lines.
The writing works well too. At first sight, the repetition of ‘home delivery’ seems unconsidered, but it feels at home in a design context that is full of repeating patterns.
The really pleasing aspect of the design is on the right-hand shutter, where a single diagonal stroke creates two triangles in sympathetically chosen colours. (As usual, there is a tendency for distortion on the Google Street View imaging, which slightly mars the effect.)
I think it’s a lovely shopfront. Nice that someone has taken the time to think about the design and execute it with such precision.
Thanks, Mr Kebab. Your design is the reason I decided to feature you and not this other Mr Kebab in Essex: