Zombie Signs

Alice Rawsthorn’s series of pictures of more than century-spanning ghost signs, posted on Instagram this week, prompts me to unearth a more contemp­o­rary and prosaic selection of my own. Unlike most of Rawsthorn’s, these are too recent to have accrued any antique charm and are not destined to haunt for long : less ghosts than zombies, awaiting erasure by sandblaster, or staggering towards final resting places in builders’ skips.

Pitstop, Berlin, 2022
Las Vegas, Leeds, 2011
Panasonic ghost sign, Brighton
Esprit ghost sign, Brighton

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