San Francisco Ghost Sign Mapping Project


The San Francisco Ghost Sign Mapping Project is an interactive map, photo gallery, and walking tour series maintained by artist Kasey Smith. The project is dedicated to documenting, researching, and mapping the history and locations of all of San Francisco’s historic handpainted signage.

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A ghost sign is a hand-painted historic sign that has stood the test of time. For the last nine years we’ve been identifying, documenting, researching, mapping, and tracking the remaining ghost signs of San Francisco. Now it’s the East Bay’s turn. We’re proud to announce the launch of the East Bay Ghost Sign Mapping Project  – an expansion of our project into Alameda, Berkeley, Oakland, and beyond. And we’d like your help. Tune in to learn about some of the East Bay’s premier signs and how you can get involved in this newest iteration of the project.