September 22nd, 2006

The gentleman is always properly dressed

Truly shameless

For those of you who are interested and not otherwise following the communities, I've just done a couple of image dumps on 7shots and ghost_signs. Both communities are sadly underused - I'm still three shots behind in 7shots thanks to another long periodic hiatus - but I think they're still worth checking out.

Incidentally, while I was on Canal Street today, I saw workman on a suspended scaffold who were in the process of scouring a ghost sign that read "SLIPKNOT" from the side of a building. I was standing there watching the piece being erased, and it served as a very immediate reminder of why I've taken an interest in these things. Basically, these signs are in the process of disappearing, and although the community is, at best, the barest attempt at a preservation effort, it seems important. I'd love to see your work there too.

That's all for now. For those who asked, your questions have been fed to the Info Tube. I'm sure answers will be forthcoming soon.