I’m a total nerd when it comes to old shop signage. Wherever I am, whether it’s walking around my hometown of Brighton and Hove or away on a trip, I like to see if I can spot – what I like to call – ghost signs. It might be a vintage shop entrance mosaic like the one just below, or a faded advert for a business on the side of a building, or a beautiful old shop sign that’s been unearthed during a renovation project. Whatever it is, I am likely to get very excited!
I’d love nothing more than to time travel down my local high street in its vintage signage heyday and see it as it once was, full of all the art work and shop signs that have disappeared today. I find it so sad that most have gone, but if you look up and around there’s always the chance you’ll see one lurking around. In fact, I’ve spotted quite a few ghost signs around Brighton and Hove now. Seeing I’ve quite a collection I thought I’d take you on a little ghost sign spotting adventure around