"He has set himself the task of photographing every old sign in Manhattan between 14th and 42nd Streets, a 300-block area containing some of the most densely inscribed buildings in the world.
Mr. Grutchfield's specialty is what he calls the wall-painted sign—what others call mural signs or "ghost signs"—which are advertisements painted in huge letters across buildings. Most of these advertisements were painted more than 50 years ago."
Monday, November 17, 2008
looking for signs
More things I love! Earlier this month, Anne had a lovely post of Austin's neon signs, and today Diana had a post FULL of mural signs--my favourites! The post has lots of commentary from Walter Grutchfield, a self-proclaimed "archaeologist of signs." I want to join that club. Awesome.