Monthly Archives: June 2012


One side of a building entirely wrapped by a ghostsign for Liberty Tire
I’ve just started following the culture+typography blog which is a regular source of interesting observations on lettering and signage in the public sphere.  Above is an image from blog author Nikki Villagomez from this post about an entire building wrapped in a ghostsign for Liberty […]

Ghostsign building wrap from the culture+typography blog


Hand painted sign on a former milk bar in Australia
This is one of the shop signs found in this article which profiles the decline in Melbourne’s Milk Bars, retail outlets that once dotted the streets.  The article features a collection of 22 other shop signs and fascias and was spotted by Stef on the […]

Melbourne’s Milk Bars and the signs that adorned them





Close up of portion of Hackney Peace Mural in Dalston, London
The London Mural Preservation Society has organised two walking tours showcasing some of London’s most iconic murals.  Check the PDFs below for full details and contact information for the society. East London Line Mural Walk, Saturday 30th June (download PDF with details of East London […]

Mural walks in Brixton and East London




Illustrated sign revealed in New York
This sign was discovered here on the Greenwich Village Daily Photo blog.  It is a recent reveal soon to be covered up again, fittingly described by Ken Mac as “reverting to its time capsule status”.  This development has also been picked up on Frank Jump’s […]

Childrens Hairdressers revealed in Greenwich Village







Screen shot from signpainting film Keepers of the Craft
This short film by new director Nathaniel Day from the Art Institute of Dallas profiles the work of Starr Studios in Dallas.  It is another great addition to a growing body of documentary material including: Danny Cooke’s profiling of David Smith; JJ from LA; the […]

Keepers of the Craft film profiles Starr Studios in Dallas







Ukranian Ghostsign Pasazh Andreolli 1
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 […]

Ukrainian Ghostsigns: Shadows of a Forgotten Past











Sylvanian Families Shop Fascia by Nick Garrett 2
Having grown up just round the corner on Queen’s Drive it always intrigued me that such a niche shop as the Sylvanian Families store would have their premises in the Highbury/Finsbury Park back street of Mountgrove Road.  I even remember the ending to their old TV commercials, ‘Sylvanian […]

Sylvanian Families sign repainted in Highbury