Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Not A Real Ghost Sign

I spotted this sign recently and at first glance it looks like a ghost sign but it is actually a new sign painted on a canvas of painted-on faded bricks. So it is like a painting of a sign. Moosehead Brewery is the oldest independent brewery in Canada, started in 1867 by the Oland family and now owned by the 6th generation of the family.
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26 comments:

Tom said...

...but pretty nice none the less!

Kate said...

The name of the beer is appropriate for the area where it is served! An effective and clear sign.

Lowell said...

This family probably owns some of those gorgeous homes you've been showing us lately. I really like the sign and how they've made a background for it by lightning it...I'm sure it was done deliberately to look like a ghostly sign probably to indicate they plan to be around forever. Maybe? :)

Sharon Anck said...

They did a good job of making this look like a faded ghost sign.

Christine said...

A fun fake ghost sign - great moose head!

Catalyst said...

I just read this morning of a young new member of the Sulzberger family being promoted into the hierarchy of the New York Times, the fifth generation of the family to own the paper. It's nice, like the Moosehead folks, when a business stays in the family.

Gosia k said...

Cieslok sounds Polish

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

But it is a great replica -- very nice on the brick building. I actually wondered about one I posted a while ago -- it had several different ads on the side of a building, which I don't remember ever seeing anywhere else (in real or in blogland) ... I couldn't find anyone who knew anything about it, we were in a tiny town up in Eastern Washington on a roadtrip. So I just hope it was a real ghost sign.

LOLfromPasa said...

It does look genuine, even if it isn't. Suits the building.

Taken For Granted said...

That is a fine looking sign even if it is not old. BTW, I do like Moosehead Beer as it has more flavor than most American beers. Looks like they cleaned that brick wall before painting the sign.

Norma Ruttan said...

I like how they "aged" the sign. That's a really long time to be in business. Moosehead must be really tasty. thanks for sharing this

Halcyon said...

Even if it's not a real ghost, it's still a nice sign!

Jack said...

It is quite effective, isn't it. I like the sign more than many "new" ones.

Jack said...

(Go stick a question mark in there for me, OK?)

William Kendall said...

It looks convincing at first!

Revrunner said...

Cool!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the way they did that - it looks as though it belongs on the side of that building!

TexWisGirl said...

it's still a nice looking one.

Andy said...

One of my favourites.

Lesley said...

I didn't realize Moosehead had been around that long!

biebkriebels said...

I like those old signs, fading away.

Cloudia said...

here's to the moose!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well that's a novel idea Pat 😊

Jim said...

Cool

happywonderer.com said...

It's a sign with some charm...

Karen S. said...

Yet very nice!