18 Apr 2012
Details of the process for a specific restoration project, with a facebook page to accompany it. More posts on restoration projects and issues here.
Since handing over day-to-day responsibility for the archive to the History of Advertising Trust there has been a steady influx of new material. 49 new signs have been uploaded to the online galleries and this means that c.750 are now documented through the collective efforts of photographers across the country. I’ve listed the codes for […]
5 Aug 2011
Bennie Frazier’s retro fashion store in Sweetwater, Texas, is an unlikely home for a collection of original artworks from Bill Martin, late resident of the same town. These depict the colourful roadside signs that once characterised American highways, often using neon and sometimes as big as the buildings they were positioned on. These were referred […]
22 Jul 2012
Characters by Stephen Banham looks to be one of the must have new books on signage and public lettering. It is high on my want list after reading this review sent to me by Geraldine of Birmingham Graphic DNA and this review picked up by Faythe of The Sign Painter Movie. There is an accompanying […]
12 May 2012