Photographer Dominic Greyer has spent the last twenty years roaming the British landscape in search of the country’s most unusual placenames. He has an eye for quirky, rude and downright ridiculous name signs, and has photographed them all. But this is not merely a book of silly placenames – Dominic’s exquisite, atmospheric photography, featuring the landscapes in which the signs sit, makes the images really special, and this book into a beautiful gift package.
Placenames include the famous Twice Brewed (Northumberland), Fryup (North Yorkshire), Long Length (Kent) and Camptown (Borders). There will be a few rude street names too (Lady Gardens, Great Gays, Bell End and Giant’s Ring, for example).
The author runs a successful gift business featuring his photography on mugs, coasters, placemats, fridge magnets … anything you’d want to see a photograph of a funny signpost on, really.
This book makes the perfect gift for anyone who loves the quirky side of the country.
Dominic Greyer is a photographer, writer and the owner of the Lesser Spotted Images gift business, which sells prints, calendars, mugs and other household items featuring his photography of unusual placename signs. He is the author of Far From Dull, published in 2000.