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Brimay Safety Matches Ghost Sign
One of the things I most enjoy about my work on ghostsigns is getting involved with student projects using the signs as a springboard into other creative processes. I’ve helped on a number of these, most recently the work of Gloria Soria at London College […]

Ghosting with Ghost Signs: An Experiment in Risography



Hand painted sign on a wall advertising Smiths Grand Teas 2
This photo by John Vince features in a short piece he’s written on ghostsigns for the Countryman. The sign, from Leicestershire, also features in the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive and has the wonderful ‘act local’ line of “Carefully blended to suit the water of […]

Ghostsigns and Smiths Grand Teas in the Countryman



Hand painted sign in sky blue on a building advertising Radio 2KY
I’ve just come across this article in ProDesign magazine which profiles Mark Spurgeon of the Preserve project in New Zealand. I’ve written about Mark’s work before and how there are parallels with my own interest in ghostsigns.  This article reinforces those similarities. You can visit […]

Mark Spurgeon’s Preserve project in ProDesign






Current Archaeology Ghostsigns Oddsoc
The Ghostsigns Project has officially been classified as an Odd Soc (odd society) in this nice little column in Current Archaeology magazine. Click the image above an zoom in for the full size scan below or follow this link to Flickr.

Odd Soc




Telegraph 22nd August 2010 First Page
A nice feature in this Sunday’s Telegraph documents many jobs that are gradually disappearing, including that of the advertising signwriter alongside rag and bone men, matchgirls and airbrush artists (pre-photoshop) among others. Written by Peter Lyle the signwriting piece focuses on Wayne Tanswell, contemporary signwriter, […]

Telegraph


Photo: Creative Review Photo: Creative Review Creative Review and a few others have spotted this new outdoor campaign for Anchor Butter.  When I first saw the photos I assumed they were genuine hand painted ads but they are actually printed billboards which, in the case […]

Anchor




Design Week Ghostsigns Article David Bernstein
Nice piece from David Bernstein published in Design Week, 22nd April 2010, full text pasted below.   PRIVATE VIEW APRIL 2010 “‘There stands the ghost of a great name’ wrote Lucan, the Roman poet. He was referring to Pompey. Not the football club but the general […]

Design Week