Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Not Strictly Ghosting

After a brief hiatus, we're back.
And this week, we'll feature signs that are not ghosts, i.e. advertising companies still in business.

As they are keeping the artform alive.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Best of the Best: OTR Edition

We continue our look at which ghost signs we would preserve or protect, if someone asked.

And yes, we'd find a way to save the Davis Furniture building, and all of its glorious signage.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Preservation Talk

We've been talking a lot about the preservation of ghost signs lately.

And we realize that not every ghost sign is probably worth saving.  We admit, some we've found are too far gone to do anything about.

But, if we could, if we had a say, if there was an effort to save some, which ones would we want preserved?  And what could be done about the rest?

We'd like to forward a modest proposal, based on this fantasy.
(And based on ghostsigns' actions.)

First, we'd create two classes: Preserve and Protected. 
Preserve would be just that.  An effort to keep the ghost signs, through repainting, or other means.
Protected would mean signs that would be allowed to fade away naturally, without fear of being covered up, or torn down.

So, starting today, we'll start identifying some of the signs around Cincinnati that should saved.

Starting Downtown:

Maybe Quaker Oats would be willing to pony up some cash to restore this sign.

(We realize Spatz is still in business.)

We realize some of these are too far gone to restore, or don't have great historical value, but they could still be protected.
It's a starting point for discussion.
Did we miss any?