7 Feb 2012
Posada Nueva del Progreso, Barcelona via Painted signs and mosaics by Sebastien Ardouin.
Today I visited D&AD’s New Blood exhibit and got chatting to Craig Palmer who had created a ‘zine’ all about the humble ampersand. It was a little lesson in the history of type with Craig telling me that the word is a conjunction (or ‘mondegreen‘ to give it its technical name) of four words. These […]
3 Jul 2014
Frank Jump has alerted me to this interesting insight into the folk singer’s first occupation. Is this another way in which he has influenced Bob Dylan is his line of work as a visual artist?
14 Mar 2012
When did old painted signs on walls become known as ‘ghost’ signs, and who coined the phrase? These questions crop up often in my discussions with others, and on my tours, and I always have to hold my hand up and say I didn’t invent the term, but have just made use of it for […]
14 Jan 2017