Faux Ghostsigns for Coca-Cola’s London HQ
Ghostsigns for Coca-Cola are found all over the USA and other parts of the world, although I know of only one in the UK. However, there’s now a few inside the company’s London head quarters, although these are strictly in the ‘faux’ category. I was involved in advising on its creation and finding the team […]
Lewis & Skinner Exhibit Featuring Ghostsigns and Live Signwriting
The Lewis & Skinner archive is a collection of materials relating to the work of a Melbourne signwriting company from the first half of the last century. These were fortuitously discovered by Dr Stefan Schutt last year and he has since been working to archive them. The result is this fabulous online display which includes […]
Sydney ghostsigns from Finding the Radio Book
This and a number of other ghostsigns images from Sydney, Australia, are featured on the Finding the Radio Book blog. Stefan notes that he didn’t find a huge number on his visit there, many overlapping with those on the Preserve site. This could be due to the nature of the places visited i.e. more central […]
Is this Lipton’s tea sign genuine, repainted, or something else?
This Lipton’s Tea sign on Frank Jump’s blog has led him to ask if it is repainted or even a modern recreation? It is in Denver Colorado and to me the borders look very unusual which might lend some support to the recreation thesis. The sign painting company (The Curran Co.) named in the bottom […]
HAT Archive: January 2012 Additions
A number of new additions have been made to the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. Some of these are new photos of signs already covered in the archive but many are completely new material for the collection. Here are a handful of my favourite new additions, the rest can be found by searching for […]
‘It hasta be SHASTA’: Great slogan and preservation debate from San Francisco
Great collection of signs and a write up on the Perception Filter blog about this soft drink campaign in San Francisco. More here.