January 10, 2017 · 1:56 pm
In our occasional but continuing series of other people’s graffiti here’s a lovely shot of a ghost sign on the side of a building in Brixton advertising some long gone menswear brands (including classic British sportswear brand Bukta). It’s difficult to explain exactly what it is about ghost signs that I love the most – the fact that they’re even still there, the fact that they’re like kind of weird snapshot of the past or the fact that they’re blatant graffiti that most people don’t even notice exist. Probably all of the above plus I love the fact they’re usually a little grimy too. Perfection.
Filed under Graffiti, other people's graffiti, Painting
Tagged as Advertising, Arts, brixton, bukta, ghost sign, graffiti, london, love, menswear, paint, sign, street, street art, urban, vandalism, wall
December 9, 2016 · 4:38 pm
In our continuing series of other people’s graffiti here’s a bit of unintentional dirt graffiti that caught my eye. I just like the way the lettering is like a ghost of the launderette sign that was obviously there for years. Pretty classy in it’s own special way.
Filed under Graffiti
Tagged as dirty, england, ghost sign, graffiti, id-iom, idiom, launderette, lettering, london, street, vandalism