The Ghostsigns Blog
The Ghostsigns blog is where I write up my own and others’ research. I have been published here since 2007 and there are over 500 articles in total. I welcome submissions, and now do a digest of these and other things of interest via the newsletter.
(Ambu)lances, Navigation Road, York
An apparent ghost sign for Lances on Navigation Road, York, turns out to be something completely different on closer inspection. Photo: Annie Greenhouse.
Evolution of a Wall at Oneida Market, Hudson, New York
A ghost sign for Oneida Market in Hudson, New York, shows the changes that have had to is fragmented appearance. Photos from Gabriel Nieto.
Holland-America Line, Santander
The retouching of an illustrated ghost sign for the America-Holland Line in Santander, Cantabria, Spain. Photographed by Federico Barrera Garaña / Santatipo.
A Curious Palimpsest: Foster Ltd in Bristol
Small lettering emerging beneath a recently revealed ghost sign for Foster Ltd in Bristol. Photographed by Tobias Newbigin.
Cigarettes Marouf, Ghent, Belgium
Outstanding pictorial ghost sign for Marouf cigarettes in Ghent. Photographed by Edwin Deschepper.
Why Lead Paint Makes Signs Last: A Toxic Legacy
An account of the enduring (and highly toxic) legacy of lead paint on signs, and sign painters.