Ghost Signs of Dublin by Antonia Hart
Last year saw the publication of Ghost Signs of Dublin, to my knowledge the first book covering the subject in Ireland. It is the latest in the growing set of titles from The History Press, previously focused on the UK and USA. (See: Birmingham Alabama; Liverpool; New York; Phildelphia; St. Louis). Versus other titles in […]
Ghostsigns on Londonist Out Loud
I took N Quentin Woolf of Londonist Out Loud on a portion of my Ghostsigns Walking Tour in Stoke Newington. The result is this podcast (here on itunes, and here on Londonist) which we managed to record despite the myriad noises and distractions on the street. Thanks Quentin for putting it together.
Liverpool Ghost Signs by Caroline and Phil Bunford
Today sees the publication of the UK’s first ghostsigns book. Liverpool Ghost Signs by Caroline and Phil Bunford is “a sideways look at the city’s advertising history” and features over 150 images of fading, crumbling and disused signage. Caroline and Phil were almost single-handedly responsible for the material from Liverpool in the History of Advertising […]
Graphic DNA documents the visual language of the street
I’ve recently been in regular contact with Geraldine Marshall whose project, Graphic DNA, caught my attention. It is the topic of her PhD thesis, under the supervision of Dr Caroline Archer. I took the opportunity, before she gets too busy, to ask Geraldine some questions at her base in the Midlands, from mine in South […]
Vernacular Typography interviewed by Vanishing New York
Photo: Molly Woodward, Vernacular Typography Read the interview here. Further good news is that this project is now fully funded so expect more news in the coming months…
Frank Jump on the Leonard Lopate Show
Listen to Fading Ads on the Leonard Lopate Show by Wnyc, New York Public Radio. A 15 minute interview discussing the ‘Fading Ads of New York City’.