Australian ghostsigns profiled in this 2008 Stephen Banham article 1


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Photo: Stephen Banham (Makes me want some Monty Leisurewear!)

Full article here¬†mainly focused on the hide and seek nature of many ghostsigns, including this line which echoes mine and Sebastian Groes’ urging against nostalgia:

Instead of feeling mournful about the demise or entombing of these letterforms, perhaps we should embrace the dynamics of the ever-changing streets of typography and ponder about all the hidden wonders yet to be temporarily unearthed.

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  • This Monty Leisurewear sign now long gone. Recently a new sign went up at the same location, done by Tony Mead at http://www.industrialart.com.au. This is ‘laser cut mirror Dibond lettering on a faux rust finish background panel’, see picture. Thanks Tony for the sharp-eyed pairing of these two locations.