Friday, June 7, 2013

Fading signs

General Pencil Company, Jersey City. ©Frank H. Jump
I ran across an interesting blog about fading signs called Fading Ad Blog. Besides finding a couple of good New Jersey and New York signs (see above), there are a whole host of images for inspiration. If you are really interested, the author Frank Jump also has books called Fading Ads of New York and Fading Ads of Philadelphia in hardback, paperback and Kindle. I'm going to check them out.

*Edit* As pointed out by Frank in the comments, it is actually Lawrence O'Toole's Philadelphia book in the Fading Ads series, which now includes a Fading Ads of Birmingham. A great resource for modelers and excellent reference and/or entertainment for anyone interested in signs, history, business, architecture, cities, graphic design, etc.!


  1. Hey RIley- Sorry to notice this posting so late. I never received a trackback for the image. Thank you for your interest in the Fading Ad Campaign. The Fading Ads of NYC is indeed authored by myself, although launching a series of Fading Ads books for my publisher, I only contributed an opening essay for Lawrence O'Toole's Philadelphia book. There is now a Fading Ads of Birmingham. My book is available on Kindle and eBook, but only available in hardcover as of yet. I believe the second printing (if there is one) will also be hardcover. All the best and thanks again for your interest in my project. I've add you to my blogroll. - Frank Jump

  2. Thanks, Frank. I've noted the corrected information in the post. Great work, and I look forward to more books in the series!