2010
12.16

Thanks to Dave & Nadine for spotting this bit of bad spelling. Manchester, so much to answer for…

There are TWO Ses in 'classic'...

2010
12.09

The great New York City is not immune to the curse of the Shit Shop Front… Thanks again to Dave & Nadine for sending this to us. Anyone got any other shit shop photos from a Big Apple? Send ’em in…

Trendy Corner, New York City

2010
12.02

Great name for a ladies clothes shop! Thanks to Dave & Nadine for this one.

Wanko, Singapore

2010
09.02

Barber’s queue. Geddit? Sigh…

Another badly-named barbers shop makes it onto this website.

2010
09.01

If this shop was open and trading the name would be funny, but looking at it (and all the other closed shops it is wedged between) just makes the world (and Manchester) look a little bit more decrepit and desperate. Sad and shit at the same time.

2010
08.15

When I photographed this shit-looking tanning shop, a guy came out and told me I had to have permission to do so. Which I don’t. It’s on a public highway and English law says I don’t have to ask for permission. So I told him to swivel and made good my escape.

Tan Your Hide? Or Nordic porn star Tanya Hyde? You decide.

2010
08.15

It’s a pity this dog grooming shop was shuttered when we photographed it – it looks a bit forlorn with its shutters down. We did see it open, before taking this snap, though we’re not sure if it’s now closed for good, or not. At the end of the day it’s a half-decent funny shop name ruined by shit signage. Obviously drawn by the owner’s 12 year old kid. Terrible.

2010
08.06

Hilarious Carry On style sandwich shop in Manchester.

Some sandwich shops are bigger than others - Bulging Baps, Reddish, Manchester

2010
07.30

Christ on a bike! What is this? Text-speak shop names? At first I thought it was funny, but now I think that it’s obscene. World-wide literacy standards are bad enough as it is, without shops contributing to the problem. This really is shopping for illiterates…

The people who named this shop should be ashamed of themselves.

2010
06.12

Another terrible pun. This time on an Off Licence located in Brighton. Thanks to Simon for this nice B&W shot.

Wine Me Up, Brighton - a B&W shot due to the haste of its taking.