Ghostsigns at the Clapham Society

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Date(s) - 22/05/2017
19:30 - 21:00



The Fading Remains of Advertising Past

Fading on walls across the world are the ghosts of advertising past, still whispering the slogans of old. Once brightly coloured and promoting everything from Black Cat Cigarettes to Hovis Bread, these painted signs are now ‘ghosts’ of their former selves. Since 2006 Sam Roberts (Ghostsigns) has been photographing, researching and archiving evidence of this outmoded form of advertising. In this richly illustrated talk he will offer a brief history and share the stories that these signs tell, if you care to listen.

Full details of this, and other Clapham Society talks, can be found on the events page of their website.