The creation of The Peckham Alphabet is an attempt to celebrate and include the many aspects of life in the area. It is intended to be decorative, but with specific references to the people, cultures and architecture of the area hidden beneath the surface. The signage of Peckham is not subtle, and nor are my letters.
There are references to iconic Peckham landmarks and familiar sights. The letter P has the silhouette of a tower block in the background and the letter T can be compared with the abandoned empty cans of Tennants lager. Each letter holds more information than is instantly apparent, just as Peckham has a depth to discover. Colour is important; I have used celebratory carnival colours and patterns, which include the familiar reds and yellow of burger and fried chicken shops.