Ghost Sign Vandalism

It's very sad to see ghost signs defaced. Graffiti is just one of the many threats to ghost signs. Recently I noticed that an interesting ghost sign in Lviv has been vandalized.



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  1. Looks like football supporters to me, there's a team in London called West Ham. I really don't like this but there was an example in London in 2010 of a street artist pasting his work onto a lovely ghostsign. It started some debate but, in the end, the art came down and then the sign got covered again.

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    1. Oh interesting. I didn't realize that's what it was. There is a lot of football graffiti in Lviv, but usually it's in support of local teams. And an interesting debate - the artist had some interesting arguments for the placement, but I still think it's a shame to cover up ghost signs like that.

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    2. I guess it was probably people who were in Ukraine for the European championships in the summer, England fans but these ones support West Ham too.

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  2. ... and I assume the graffiti is hard to be removed without tampering the original... In July I saw that the sign in the Chornovola bld. was graffitied also still, I am afraid that it is still not cleared ...

    http://www.studiolum.com/wang/galicia/walls/3/05.jpg

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    1. Yes, I believe that graffiti (on Kulisha St.) is still there. In this case, the sign was specifically targeted, while in the case I posted it was just done in ignorance. I remember seeing a picture of another Yiddish ghost sign with red paint splashed over it. (I think it was one on Nalyvaika St. that was painted over a few years ago.) Unfortunately there is still antisemitism in Lviv, and as such, the old Yiddish signs are not particularly safe.

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