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Hand-painted lettering on a wall saying 'Furniture Bought, Sold Or' 10
This is a detail from one of my all-time favourite ghostsigns. It’s on Dulwich Road in South London and already features in the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. I had never actually seen it ‘in the flesh’ so it was a great surprise addition […]

S Errington and some other South London Ghostsigns





Yellow hand painted sign on a wall advertising Meteor beer
Les murs peints s’affichent is a blog written by Philippe Célérier on the topic of ghostsigns in France. He adds updates quite regularly and it is well worth following if you are interested in hand painted signs on buildings from this country which seems to have […]

French ghostsigns blog: Les murs peints s’affichent




Photo of newly painted sign on Great Western Road, London, W9 2
This new hand painted sign on the building housing the Union Tavern was sent to me by regular correspondent Ross Corben.  It is advertising the famous Fuller, Smith & Turner brewery from nearby Chiswick and has clearly been produced to have a dated look, in […]

Fuller, Smith & Turner: Chiswick Ales & Stouts


Jack Daniel's Declaration of Independence poster
Today is Independence Day in the USA.  Last year, to celebrate, Jack Daniel’s worked with letter-press experts Yee-Haw Industries and the team at Colossal Media to first produce poster designs and then to scale these up into large scale pieces of hand painted advertising around […]

Declarations of Independence campaign from Jack Daniel’s




Hand painted sign on building for W.E.Baxter Ltd Printers Bookbinders Stationers 1
A number of new additions have been made to the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive.  Some of these are new photos of signs already covered in the archive but many are completely new material for the collection.  Here are a handful of my favourite […]

HAT Archive: January 2012 Additions




Hand painted advertising on a building for various motoring brands
Since handing over day-to-day responsibility for the archive to the History of Advertising Trust there has been a steady influx of new material. 49 new signs have been uploaded to the online galleries and this means that c.750 are now documented through the collective efforts […]

49 New Signs


Bull Dairies painted sign on wall by Nick Stenning 8
I received an email this morning from a mural artist with an interest in working to restore/repaint Ghostsigns in the UK. She found me via a great project being run by the London Mural Preservation Society. I started drafting a response and then realised I’ve […]

Fresh lick of paint