The Finsbury Park Tavern Story
Where are you now my fair sign???
Below I found this photo and info (in blue) today by Ewan-M – it shows the space where once my fab sign once stood!
Twelve Pins, Finsbury Park, N4
Made by Ewan-M http://wiki.worldflicks.org/the_12_pins.html
The empty sign outside this pub on a busy junction by Finsbury Park station. The cannon suggests it was a former Taylor Walker pub, if I’m not mistaken. ()
Ha!! Empty because it was one of my first great pictorial signs I made for Mike Jacks, the chief designer at Taylor Walker HO Muswell Hill in 1981. It won Best Pub Sign of the year at the Design Centre, Haymarket London, and I guess the panels are now adorning Mikes dining room!!
It was an image of a park keeper sweeping leaves in Autumn, at the park gates on one side and similar elbow on broom pose in Spring on the other.
Breaking!!! June 2012
Was working on Sylvanian families sign t’other day and met Michelle McEvoy from Gallery 90 and she said she thought Linda the Landdlady would know where the sign is… on m’way!!
05 06 2012
Just spoke to Linda Hallinan the publican of the FPT and she told me the sign was blown down in a storm years ago… gutted!! If that be the truth…. methinks oi needs a poynt at the bar to take it ahl in… 😦