Ghost Signs

Ghost signs are old signs on buildings that remain fragments of what used to be there. They provide a glimpse into Glasgow’s architectural, social, and cultural history. Many ghost signs are hidden in plain sight, painted over, or almost removed completely, putting Glasgow’s history at risk of being lost. This project is about archiving ghost signs around Glasgow and preserving the signs through digitising the lettering into typefaces. This project began with a walking tour of Glasgow, photographing all the ghost signs. Using the photographs to digitise the type in Glyphs as well as type encyclopedias and catalogues to re-create the missing letters from the sources.

Limited Edition Risographs

For Sale: £18