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Writing on the Wall working to preserve and restore ghostsigns in the Netherlands

This organisation in the Netherlands was established in 1999 and has been working ever since to raise the profile of hand painted wall advertising in the country.  They also get involved with other outdoor forms such as hanging signs and neon advertisements, but the main focus is Ghostsigns, especially their restoration and protection.  A lot …

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Laura Carletti Certificate

Ghostsigns Research from Laura Carletti Scoops Award

Congratulations to Laura Carletti who took home an award for her presentation of the most recent paper on the Ghostsigns Project at the Digital Engagement conference in Newcastle.  The paper is available for download here, with the following note regarding copyright: “Permission to make digital or hard copies of all or part of this work …

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Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts

Laura Carletti Abstract

Following the recent survey which is part of a larger research project, Laura Carletti has kindly given permission to publish the abstract of a paper she presented to the Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts conference held back in September. The full title is: “Enhancement of niche cultural and social resources through crowd-contribution: the …

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History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive Screenshot

Ghostsigns Survey

[THIS SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED, see the results here] Just over a year ago we launched the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. From start to finish the project took exactly one year and this was made possible largely due to the use of online tools such as Flickr, Youtube and Facebook. I always meant …

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F.R. Stubbs Ironmonger

Three Days to Launch…

Another video and image highlight as we count down to the launch of the archive on 19th March. These are from the Tradesmen & DIY gallery, although the video was made before the slight adjustment to the categories and has some that now feature in the Hotels & Restaurants gallery. More tomorrow.

Kodak A.S. Ashby ghostsign from Frome

Five days to launch…

Another video and image highlight as we count down to the launch of the archive on 19th March.  These are from the Services & Financial gallery. More tomorrow. Kodak / A.S.Ashby by casillero