Sunday, May 1, 2005

Signs of the News

I promised some wonderful news today, and I do have wonderful news, though not as much as I'd hoped. The biggest piece of news will have to wait until at least midweek. In the meantime, I'm very happy that the Sunday New York Daily News today has, on page 26, a beautiful photoessay that I coordinated. It's images of "ghost signs"—vintage advertisements painted on the sides of buildings—that I acquired for the paper from Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York and Frank Jump of the Fading Ad Gallery, accompanied by an essay from Walsh.

UPDATE: Kevin stopped by Frank's gallery today and sends this photo of him (at right) and Frank displaying their News feature. In the background is Frank's stunning photo of an 1890s Reckitt's Blue ad.