Related Work

Posts about other projects and initiatives in areas related to ghostsigns such as new hand painted signs, lettering, typography and text on buildings.







Raja Painter Horn Please by Shantanu Suman 9
Horn Please is a short film by directors Shantanu Suman and Istling Mirche, all about the bright and colourful hand-painted trucks that fuel India‘s massive goods transportation system. It is an insightful and captivating expose of this fascinating cultural phenomenon, touching on the history of truck […]

Horn Please and the wonderful world of India’s hand-painted trucks


No.2 Sign Painting shop from Greatest Wonder of the World Exhibition
While on my recent travels I was lucky enough to stumble upon The Greatest Wonder of the World exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. The banner outside in big gold letters of various scripts obviously attracted my attention, and […]

The Greatest Wonder of the World





Film still showing a man's hand painting with a brush
This was new to me today, the first film from Colossal Media and a tribute to the team at Sky High Murals who execute their huge hand-painted advertising murals in the USA. Nice. (Read more Colossal Media posts.) Another tribute comes in book with the […]

Sign painter tributes from Colossal Media and the Sign Painter ...





Hand painted welcome sign for Small London in Nigeria 1
I didn’t think I’d end up writing about the major sporting event beginning with ‘O’ in my home town of London. That was until I came across this TV spot from Nike. It features many of the other ‘Londons’ found in the world, including, at […]

TV commercial features hand painted sign for Small London, Nigeria




Mural depicting men hanging out on the steps of a house
Daniel Lohmann kindly shared the link to this archive of Los Angeles mural photography from Ernest A. Long. There is an introductory article on the Getty education blog and the collection contains 200 images, all taken between 1973 and 1883. Like London it seems that Los […]

Los Angeles murals photographed by Ernest A. Long





Sign Painters book cover by Ira Coyne 1
The Signpainter Movie project have just released this cover design for the book to accompany the film. Hand painted by Ira Coyne (featured previously here) it has certainly whetted my appetite for the planned October launch date. Visit the project blog to read more about […]

Sign Painters book cover painted by Ira Coyne


Brixton Windmill by London Mural Preservation Society 2
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. […]

The restoration of the Brixton Windmill mural




White script on black in Arabic and Roman script
Another intriguing looking talk from the Sign Design Society, followed by their summer party on the evening of Friday, 20th July.  The topic this time is ‘Arabic in multi-script signage and wayfinding’, with the talk being given by Julia Petretta.  Download the pdf with full information […]

Arabic in multi-script signage and wayfinding: Sign Design Society talk


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