Tagged: kyltti


For some reason, this yellow, plastic barber shop sign with missing and repaired fonts and very old phone number fascinates me. Such varying typography from 60´s looks actually quite trendy to me. This small  barber shop, J&S Parturi is located in Töölö, at Vänrikki Stoolinkatu 10.

J&S Parturi




With a history dating back to the 1850s, Ekberg is considered a beloved veteran of the Finnish café and confectionary culture. Today their business includes a café and patisserie with own bakery, as well as a catering service and a rental space for private events. I do not know the history of this sign; it’s quite showy but still suitable for the colors and architecture of the building.

Café Ekberg


Joutsen apteekki

Joutsen apteekki (Swan pharmacy) began operations in 1912. It is the only Finnish pharmacy, which has been all the time in the same premises and the furnishings have been preserved in its original condition. Here you can really feel the atmosphere of old-time pharmacy -the shelves are full of old medicine jars with labels of Latin names. This historical pharmacy and beautiful sign from 1900´s  are situated in Lapinlahdenkatu 1, Kamppi area.