Fading Ads Events
Booker Travels is a series of weekly webisodes about traveling and living life outside. Teenage travelers are the new explorers of the world we live in, the re-discoverers of our planet and now, the guides to our travels. Booker Travels is an original program by B Travels Network.
Hosted by 16-year-old Booker and his friends, Booker Travels documents journeys to great destinations through their eyes. Teenage travelers are the new explorers of the world we live in, the re-discoverers of our planet and now, the guides to our travels. – Booker Travels/About
This past Saturday I had the pleasure to walk the Fading Ads of TriBeCa tour with Booker, his mom- producer & director, Tânia Cypriano and cameraman Daniel Burity. Together we set out on a discovery of TriBeCa’s vintage advertising, faux vintage ads & architectural attractions. Airing of this episode of Booker Travels is tentatively set for the Spring of 2014.
Today I conducted a walking tour of Greenpoint Brooklyn with Preservation Greenpoint. The tour was based on last year’s tour map- Greenpoint Fading Ads Walking Tour – Google Maps . Here are some of the images I found interesting on this trip. It was a glorious day and it was great to meet Matthew and all of the Greenpoint Preservation enthusiasts!
10th annual Open House New York – PLANET CHOCKO – art/music/movies/beyond – October 9th, 2012 by Mr. C
On Saturday, I was able to attend 3 open house NY events. The 1st was a walk through Chelsea to rediscover old NYC and the fading ads that silently adorn to the buildings as people passby without ever noticing them. The handpainted signs/ads that cling onto these old buildings tell a great story on the history of our city! Photographer, author, and NYC Historian – Frank Jump led the talks and walks with much enthusiasm & knowledge! Checkout Frank’s book & blog called ‘Fading Ads of New York City‘. He seems to have a great passion in unearthing the New York of yesteryear by discovering and examining old signs and the businesses they were representing.
Last Sunday, as part of Open House New York Weekend, we joined a walking tour of the faded ads of Tribeca.
On the faded ads of Tribeca tour, part of Open House New York Weekend.
A good 70 people turned up in the drizzle to follow the tour by local photographer and blogger Frank Jump, who since 1997 has specialised in capturing the fading advertisements, or ghost signs, of New York.
Ghost Sign Stories: Photographer Frank Jump Is Haunted By New York’s ‘Fading Ads’ By Kim Velsey – New York Observer
For more than 20 years photographer Frank Jump has been documenting New York’s fading ads. Slowly vanishing signs of yesteryear, the building ads are ephemera that has stubbornly persisted in our constantly changing urban landscape, in defiance of development, decay and all the other challenges conspiring against them. The most common term for such remnants is ghost signs, but Mr. Jump prefers fading ads. “I never felt comfortable with the word ghost,” he says. “I don’t really believe in ghosts.”
While some may see such remnants of the past as manifestations of loss, Mr. Jump sees them metaphors for survival. “Like myself, many of these ads have long outlived their expected lifespan,” he explained in a recent interview. In 1986, at the age of 26, Mr. Jump was diagnosed with HIV and told that he had a few good years left. Despite the discouraging prognosis, a decade later he was finishing his long-postponed college degree when he saw a massive, faded sign for Omega Oil at 145th Street and Frederick Douglas Boulevard. – CLICK HERE TO READ MORE