The origin of this web site came after reading an article in TheAge titled ‘Retrostalgia’ hunters on the trail of ghost signs faded in time, in which Dr Stefan Schutt believes the ephemeral nature of ”ghost signs” is part of their appeal and why photographing them has become a worldwide phenomenon.
That got us thinking..
For many years while we have walked and cycled around the back streets of Melbourne’s older suburbs, we have seen these wonderful reminders of a time gone by. Some adverts are in surprisingly excellent condition and colour, while others are fading away.
Yes, there are a number of Australian blogs about ghost signs, but no web sites dedicated to their preservation.
..and Ghost Signs Australia (ghostsigns.com.au) was born
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