One more from Wheatland.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Before going on the expedition, we scouted. On-line. And it was Google Street View that helped us capture today's entries in Wheatland, Wyoming.
This is now a coin-operated laundry.
Hat tip to Frank for humoring me, and driving me around to find these.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
I'm back from a nearly two excursion into the high country. And it was a profitable journey, in the hunt for ghost signs.
This was across the street from my old college bar, but I'd forgotten about it.
Thanks to my niece for pointing it out, thanks to my sister for putting me up for the night, and thanks to my brother-in-law for lending his truck for the hunt.
(The Imperial Mall sign could be considered a ghost sign simply because there really isn't much left there.)
Many more to come, from across Nebraska and Wyoming.
The GhostSign calendar is now available for purchase, just in time for Christmas.
Here's the link, it includes three of our photos and it's just $23!
Monday, November 25, 2013
Yes, you've seen this before. Several times, I'm sure. But, it marks a hiatus for us here at Faded Ad Art, as we'll be on vacation for the next few days.
In the meantime, consider this:
This ghoster is at the American Sign Museum, here in Cincinnati. Definitely worth a visit. Much of their facility is devoted to Big Neon, but there are recreated painted models too.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
We're proud to announce three of our entries in the Ghostsign UK competition have been selected to appear in the 2014 ghost sign calendar!
And thank you to everyone who voted, not just for us, but for any entry. There are some beautiful signs out there, and any time we see anyone doing anything to save them, be it in a photograph, or in real life, we're happy.
(Details on how to order a calendar are pending.)
Friday, November 22, 2013
We're all familiar with that beautiful camera shop sign along 7th, just off of Vine. Nobby's is still in business, and Queen City Fit is just... well, there. So what are we looking at?
Walking on a side of the street I don't usually walk on, yesterday, I caught a hint of something that once was. The photo doesn't do it justice, of course. It doesn't really pop, but, it's still easier to see IRL. We can sort of make out the beginning of "CENTRAL", but beyond that... We recommend you go see for yourself. (Of course, we recommend that on all of these photos.)
And, many thanks to everyone who voted in the recent Ghostsigns calendar contest. We're waiting to hear the final results, but, the fact so many people entered, and so many people voted makes us feel warm inside; that people appreciate ghost signs is a wonderful thing. Thank you.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Technically not a ghost sign, because they're still in business. But, it is an advert, it is art, and it's faded. So, it qualifies here.
Also, time is running out to cast your votes for the Ghostsigns calendar competition.
We have three that are in the running for inclusion, but none of them should be considered a shoe-in.
As said earlier, Cincinnati has a rich history, and a wealth of wonderful ghost signs, and we think this is a fantastic way to put the city on the international stage in this small, but devoted community of ghost sign fans. And the Hastings, Nebraska, sign is just plain worthy.
If you haven't voted, I would greatly appreciate your support. If you have voted, thank you! Now, spread the word.
Here's the cheat sheet:
And here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151962479160255.1073741828.205413150254&type=1
All you have to do is "like" the individual picture. That counts as a vote.
Thanks! Now, I'll stop bothering you.