Photo taken on Beach Rd Chelsea Victoria January 2016
Peters Ice Cream were a popular and big advertiser around Australia with billboard, television and radio advertising featuring prominently.
Peters Ice Cream … [Read More...]
This wonderful article by Carolyn Webb in TheAge tells us that handpainted signs and murals are not a thing of the past.
Young entrepreneurs make it big with hand-painted street ads
A fledgling … [Read More...]
A wonderful addition sent to us by Paul of a sign on an old building opposite the Queen Victoria Market near the Dudley St intersection.
I can find little on it except I believe it was a garden s … [Read More...]
The Currie and Richards Warehouse was erected in 1875 as a three storey brick workshop/warehouse for Alfred Shaw and Co., tinware manufacturers.
The building features a stucco facade, and is … [Read More...]
About Ghost Signs
Almost every Australian has seen a ghost sign without knowing they are called Ghost Signs.
Ghost Signs are the marvellous hand-painted signs we see on old brick walls. The brick walls can be fences, the sides of buildings, above awnings and verandah's, almost any space considered to be prime 'advertising space' way back when.
Over the years, the vast majority of signs have vanished, either fading away with the weather, or when the buildings were demolished, but thankfully, some have survived the march of time. In part, the survival has been due to luck.. a sign painted on the side of a building that then had another building built next to it and obscuring the sign. Then many years later, the newer building is demolished to reveal the sign in all its glory to a new era. … Read More..