Understanding Ghost Signs: Ghost Signs of Glasgow Tour and Sign Writing Workshop with Women’s Type Foundry

Saturday 20th August 2022 | 10.30am to 5pm | Ghost Signs of Glasgow tour meeting point: George Square | Followed by lunch and sign writing workshop: GCHT office, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow, G1 1LQ.

Join us for a full day all about ghost signs!

This one day event will consist of a tour of Glasgow’s city centre ghost signs led by Ghost Signs of Glasgow, followed by a sign writing workshop with Women’s Type Foundry.

Ghost Signs of Glasgow is a project which unearths the stories behind old signs and shopfronts of the city by researching and documenting them. These ghost signs, the fading remains of old painted signs on buildings, provide an invaluable insight into Glasgow’s architectural, social and cultural history. Many ghost signs hide in plain sight in the urban landscape around them, leaving a tangible part of Glasgow’s heritage vulnerable to being lost forever.

The two hour tour will start from George Square at 10.30am and will end at the GCHT office at 54 Bell Street, where lunch will be provided.

In the afternoon you’ll get to participate in a sign painting workshop with Women’s Type Foundry, a female-led design, research and typography studio based in Glasgow.

The four hour workshop is inspired by signage and lettering, including ghost signs. You’ll get to learn about the history of sign painting and the main brush strokes used in sign writing. At the end of the workshop, each person will get to take home their own hand-painted sign!

Booking essential

Lunch included in the price

£59 per person


Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

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