12 Nov 2014
Ghostsigns in Coventry
Last week I was invited to give a talk about ghostsigns to students at the Design & Visual Arts department of the Coventry School of Art & Design. While I was in the area I thought I’d look up any ghostsigns that I could find in the History of Advertising Trust archive, and the flickr group. I was surprised to find so few, presumably many in the centre were lost to WW2 bombing. Hazel gave me some great leads via Facebook so, after the talk, with map in hand, I set off to hunt some down. This is what I found…
In response to my appeal for places to visit while in Coventry I was passed a set of archival images by a friend. Here are a handful of those that show painted signs, either fresh or a bit faded, in the periphery, as they often are in older photographs. Thank you to the university for inviting me up, and to everyone that helped pinpoint material to assist my visit.
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