Another year is upon us and we’d like to wish all Urban Ghosts readers a very happy 2012 and our best wishes for the coming year! We would also like to take this opportunity to officially introduce the new-look site, which, as you will have noticed, has changed significantly over the past weeks. Our sincere thanks for your patience, understanding and continued support during the redevelopment phase, which made the process much easier and also exciting as we transitioned to the new Urban Ghosts.
We’d especially like to thank British-based graphic designer Mark Jeffrey of We Are Refined, who created the new-look site, including graphics and re-branding. After several years using a variety of out-of-the-box WordPress themes, Urban Ghosts now has a unique look and feel and we’re extremely grateful to Mark for doing such a great job. As ever, your feedback is highly valued and we’d love to hear your thoughts, either on the site, via our Facebook page or your social media platform of choice.
As with any redevelopment, we’re working to remedy a few outstanding issues and speed-up the site for an improved user experience.
We’d also like to formally introduce Sarah Rudston, who joined our team in November 2011. Sarah, an experienced copywriter from Bristol, UK, has so far written about a variety of offbeat destinations and art installations, include the Quilted Gas Station, the enigmatic Dead Cities of Syria, sculptures created from the waste materials of abandoned buildings, urban art in Birmingham, UK, the weird and wonderful “Walk-in” Roller Coaster, stunning urbex photography, as well as these haunting montages of still life arrangements in abandoned mental asylums.
Be sure to check out Sarah’s personal blog, Trich Questions.
2011 was both a challenging and successful year for Urban Ghosts, and we’re excited to embrace 2012 at full speed ahead. In the meantime, we’d like to thank you all once again for your support, feedback, encouragement and loyalty over the past year. Please continue to tell your friends and families about us, and connect with us via Twitter and Facebook.
We’ll leave you with a selection of our personal favourite articles from 2011, in addition to those mentioned above: