[The following blog post was written in August 2009 and signified the second phase of the effort to create a Ghostsigns Archive. This has been realised with the archive opening for business on 19th Mrch 2010. Visit this page for more information.]
Just under five months ago I set out to establish the first permanent archive of hand painted advertising from the UK and Ireland in collaboration with The History of Advertising Trust (HAT).
In the original call for entries I talked about the plan to use a Flickr group to get things going. I said that:
“hopefully this will help to gauge how much support and willing there is out there for getting this project off the ground”.
Well, the response has been fantastic and it is now time to move into the second phase of the project which is committing these images permanently to HAT. This will ensure their survival for years to come so that everyone can benefit from the work we have done in pulling this together.
If you have added photos to the Flickr group and want them added to HAT’s permanent collection then please complete and return the signed form to them. This form gives HAT permission to store and use your photos without affecting your existing copyright or creative commons status.
I hope you will continue in your support of the project.