I was excited to learn of this new publication about ghost signs in Shanghai, China, and have my copy on order. It is a collaboration between The Type and three local photographers, published as a small-format (A6) art book. The book features over 170 signs, many from the early-20th Century, revealed by the unrelenting property development in the city. The text is in Chinese and English, and accompanied by an online locations map, although the vast majority of the signs have been lost again to the developments that briefly revealed them.
Uncovered Signs in Shanghai
Published by The Type, 372pp at 105×148mm (A6), ISBN 978-1-9162848-1-4, £25 ($34 / €28). Order online.