Once upon a simpler time, hand-painted and hand-crafted signs brought colour and vibrancy to Australian towns and cities — advertising everything from dining rooms, milk bars, and CWA halls to Peter’s ice cream, oatmeal, stout, Chinese restaurants, and Shelley’s famous drinks. Now faded and slowly disappearing, they tell the story of life over two centuries, recording a distinctly Australian vernacular language.
A keen photographer of the everyday, Brady Michaels has recorded an impressive array of signs from across Australia, over 500 of which are included in the book.
These beautifully composed and nostalgic images are accompanied by commentary by Dale Campisi, who ponders the significance of these fading and disappearing signs — artful, kitsch, and at times hilarious — lovingly preserved through Brady’s lens.
Format: Hardcover, Full Colour, 256 Pages
Dimensions: 15.5 x 20 cm
Author: Dale Campisi, photographed by Brady Michaels
Publisher: New South Publishing
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