Do you want a copy of this book for Christmas? Or do you know someone that would like it as a gift? Then please back our kickstarter to get it into print. You’ll also know that you played a massive role in making a dream come true for me…
The 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.
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.
Over on the dedicated kickstarter page you’ll find more insights into the contents and I sincerely hope that you’ll give us your backing and get the book landing on doormats in time for Christmas 2021.
Sam Roberts, May 2021
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Download ‘Ghost Signs: A London Story’ Info Sheet (PDF 4.6MB)
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