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Our Sons, Our Ghost Signs

In my last ghost signs post, I promised to find more.

BEHOLD!


This one is great, an advert for Our Sons Menswear on Electric Lane in Brixton, which is now where the Brixton market is. Of course the shop isn’t there anymore, and I have never heard of the brands they’re advertising here, but I love that the advert has survived on those gorgeous bricks!

LOL at the “inspection invited” bit at the bottom.


And the pointy finger! IT’S THE BEST PART!


I betcha that building in the foreground wasn’t there 100 years ago. It now obstructs the view of the sign, partially. Back then, the sign would have been in clear view of everyone. I love how the alley is now pretty much empty and abandoned, but this advert reminds us that once these areas were bustling with life and shops and people… now forgotten except for their remnants.

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2 responses

  1. Sam Roberts

    The pointing finger is sometimes referred to as a ‘manicule’ or a ‘printer’s fist’. This is one of my London favourites.

    April 11, 2014 at 12:51 PM

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