Once upon a time, hand-painted signs brought colour and vibrancy to Australian towns and cities, advertising everything from milk bars and motels to much loved brands like Bushells, Rosella and Peter’s Ice Cream. Now faded and slowly disappearing, they tell the story of Australian life over two centuries.

On an epic 40,000 road trip around Australia, photographer Brady Michaels captured thousands of vintage signs from across the country, over 500 of which are included in the Signs of Australia book.
We reckon Australia is grouse!