Wednesday, July 30, 2014

A Most Unusual Ghost Sign

Most ghost signs I've seen have big block letters, making them easy to read at a distance.

But this one, in downtown Furniture City, for a furniture company, has a stylized font.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014


Surplus Office Furniture,
Downtown Grand Rapids

We said earlier that we found enough ghost signs here to fill up the month of July.
Truth be told, the GR feature will likely continue well into August.
It's really a fantastic place for ghost sign hunting.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Rubbers & Toys

Yes, we do believe that says "Rubbers", which is more interesting the more you look at the other sides of this building.

But first...

Experience has taught us to look at different sides of a structure.  
If there's one ghost sign, there may be others.

Wait a sec.  Zoom in.  On the side, the building advertises rubbers, but on the back...

Yes, toys.
Oh, Grand Rapids.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Our assistant in Grand Rapids, Miss A. Birky was particularly enamored with this one, blocked by the solid wall of a parking garage.

And if you look closely, there's a couple more signs farther back.

At least they're protected from the elements, and when that parking garage comes down, they'll still be there.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

New Over Old

As mentioned yesterday, there are a lot of new buildings in downtown Grand Rapids, and some of the ghost signs suffer for it.

Another example tomorrow.