Ghostsigns in the Typographic Universe


Painted sign fading on a wall advertising Teinturerie des Penitents

Teinturerie des Penitents, Bezier, France

A new book from Steven Heller and Gail Anderson features a handful of my ghostsigns photos from around the world (London, Cambodia, France and Australia). Typographic Universe documents a variety of ‘found’ letters in the environment, people and animals, alongside the creation of letters from everyday objects. These are split across ten themed sections with a mixture of graphic design projects, illustration, fabrication, and photographic documentation. Here are the photos of mine that are included, the book is a visual feast, well worth a browse.

Painted sign fading on a wall advertising the Melbourne Steamship Company

Melbourne Steamship Company, Australia

Fading khmer lettering on a wall saying Shining Future of Khmer Children

Shining Future of Khmer Children, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Painted sign fading on a wall advertising Le Petit Journal

Le Petit Journal, Languedoc, France

Architectural lettering on The Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women

The Royal Waterloo Hospital for Children and Women, London, UK

Painted sign fading on a wall advertising DeWitt's Otis Tonic and Tablets

DeWitt’s Otis, Melbourne, Australia

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