Ghost Signs: A London Story

This book is the culmination of 15 years’ work documenting, researching and talking about ghost signs. As the pandemic took grip last year I found myself with less work than usual, and this project got dusted off for another look. A phone call to photographer and fellow ghost signs aficionado Roy Reed then got the ball rolling in earnest.

Ghost Signs: A London Story by Sam Roberts and Roy Reed

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We’ve spent the last six months engrossed in the stories behind London’s most visually impressive and historically significant signs. We’ve scoured street directories, zoomed in on fading layers of palimpsest, and contacted some very obscure organisations to produce the book that we would want to buy. And I hope that you feel the same.

Sam Roberts, May 2021

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