Ghost signs & folk type

I love spotting a nice bit of typography on the street, whether it be freshly hand-painted signage, some battered decaying advertisement, or a vintage relic ‘ghost sign’ sprawled over the side of a building. i’ll always snap a photo if I have my camera on me. Here’s a few I’ve spotted around where I live and work – I’ve geo-located them all on Flickr if you’d like to go spot them yourself.

ghost sign
walking in Hackney
ghost sign
walking in Hackney

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9 thoughts on “Ghost signs & folk type

  1. I love these, I'd happily frame them and hang on them a wall somewhere. Make me a little homesick for London though :(

  2. those are things that I hardly ever seem to notice, but now that it's been pointed out to me I'm sure I'll notice all sorts of typography everywhere

  3. I love all of these signs! Especially the first one with the rather ironic juxtaposition of the satellite dishes and the last one on that beautiful brick wall. What a great collection of photos. Thank you for taking them! :)

  4. The building on Great Eastern Street always makes me so sad. It has lovely bones but it so derelict! I've always wanted to know the history and if anyone still owns it.

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