For Hire: Stunning Reveal near Columbia Road Market
Via Amanda Jacks on Twitter I was alerted to the reveal of this ghost sign near Columbia Road Market. It’s at the junction of Ravenscroft Street and Wellington Row. The text at the bottom is clearly ‘For Hire’ with the firm’s name being either O. or D. Leakin. (If anyone has street directories then feel […]
Wine & Willing: A Stoke Newington Mystery
This fragment was one of my early discoveries when I first started noticing ghost signs in 2006. It was located on a very prominent wall on Stoke Newington Church Street, adjacent to William Patten School. At some stage after it was originally painted the patch of wall with this picture was probably covered by a […]
Glasgow Ghostsigns Galore
I’ve been traveling a lot with work lately and was recently in Glasgow for a workshop. With a couple of hours to spare I looked up a few locations on the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive and took to the streets. Here’s what I saw… An abandoned gallery and picture framers, F.W. Holroyd. The […]
The restoration of the Brixton Windmill mural
Check out this photo essay from the London Mural Preservation Society documenting their project to repaint Brixton’s Windmill mural. It is a fantastic achievement and a vibrant and colourful result at the end of this undertaking which involved many people from the community and beyond. Bravo!
Joseph’s Hat Shop sign threatened in Austin, Texas
This great hand painted sign for Joseph’s Hat Shop in Austin Texas is set for demolition ahead of the construction of a new Marriott hotel. Another photo showing the entire sign can be found here on the Glyn Lowe Photoworks website.
Ukrainian Ghostsigns: Shadows of a Forgotten Past
Areta Kovalska just added a link to this post about ghostsigns from Lviv in Ukraine to the Ghostsigns Facebook page. It not only has some fascinating images but also some insightful observations on the meaning of these pieces of painted advertising from the former Soviet Union. See more from Areta on the Shadows from a […]