Thursday, 30 December 2010

Ghost signs (44): and save money

Advertising hoardings are both a blessing and a curse for ghost sign enthusiasts. On the one hand, they cover and protect painted adverts which would otherwise fade and wear away. On the other, because they so often share a site, the new hoardings can obscure older brick ads.

Probably the most frustrating situation is where a new hoarding allows the edges of an older image to peek out from behind, a tantalising taste of what's hidden. That's what has happened to this sign in Lewisham: all that is visible is the final inducement. Choose whatever product, gain whatever advantages, 'and save money'!

2 comments:

Marmoset said...

Where is that one? I've never noticed it before.

CarolineLD said...

I'm sure it only appeared quite recently. It's on Rennel Street - walking from the station to the Lewisham Centre, it's at the back of the little car park you pass on the way. (Sorry, I'm terrible at giving directions!)