I'm not a fan of the "ye olde wooden shopfront" but I'm noticing an increase in 1930 / 50s style shopfronts. The latest in Dublin is the Regent Barbers in Temple Bar. It looks very well being faced with the yellow glass laminate but the signage is all wrong. The lettering is serifed whereby the obvious typeface is Gill Sans.... a pity
But when I'm on the subject - "ye olde wooden shopfronts" are everywhere in the country towns ruining the streetscapes as theyre painted the wrong colours, are way too heavy looking in construction and generally lack individuality. Some towns such as Ardee in Louth have some amazing originals side by side with horrific new versions. Carrickmacross in Monaghan is just one fake after another.