London’s Best Ghost Sign (And a New Book Cover)
Announcing the winner of the competition to be crowned London’s best ghost sign, and an exclusive kickstarter only cover for ‘Ghost Signs: A London Story’
Uncovered Signs in Shanghai, New Book from The Type
Preview of Uncovered Signs in Shanghai which documents briefly revealed hand-painted shopfronts and other signs from the Chinese city.
Glasgow’s Ghost Signs Through the Lens of Stuart Neville
Stuart Neville has been documenting Glasgow’s ghost signs since 2007. His collection serves as a record of these changes.
Karl Blaschke: The Sign Man of Munich
[This book review is reposted from the original on the Better Letters blog.] “Signwriters are entitled to their immortality just as are other artists and craftsmen” – Kevin Corrigan Kearns, Dublin’s Vanishing Craftsmen Signwriting is perhaps the least documented of the lettering disciplines; it’s nature is ephemeral versus the relative permanence of calligraphy on important […]
Five of the Best: Books about Ghost Signs
Over the years I’ve tried to seek out and review books about ghost signs here on the blog. Here is a set of recommendations drawn from these, focused on those in English. In a future blog post I’ll feature work published in other languages. 1 Ghost Signs: Brick Wall Signs in America by Wm. Stage […]
‘London Sign by Sign’ by Marco Bazelmans
Back in May, Marco Bazelmans contacted me about a project he was working on as part of his communication design studies in Aachen, Germany. The brief was to create a guide of some sort, and he had selected signwriting as his theme. In particular, he had honed in on the idea of portraying signwriting, both […]