Ghost signs?

An article from the Australian broadcasting company ABC, posted to Facebook by Alec Shepley, referred to "Ghost Sign Hunters" - i.e. photographers who document old, decayed signs on the facades of buildings. This seems to correspond to one of the categories of things I have documented over the years and it prompted me to go into my photo archive and investigate how many of these images I have actually collected. Quite a lot it seems. A more or less random selection below, some more ghostly than others, collected in Venice, Bergen, Stoke on Trent, Greenside, Novi Sad and Sydney, among others. Interesting that the article emanated from Australia, as it was there, both in Sydney and numerous other places, that I photographed a lot of old, decaying signs in 2008, 2009 and 2011. This also reminds me of an excellent book "Amsterdam In Letters: typography and architecture" by Maarten Helle, where he documents the typography on the facades of Amsterdam buildings.





Can not remember where!


Novi Sad

Stoke on Trent