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The Journal         "At the Sign of ..."

Published quarterly; March, June, September, December. Printed in glossy full colour and contains 32 pages.

Copies are posted direct to members. Contact the Journal Editor about journal enquiries and article submissions.


Besides the normal notices, includes short articles by members. Half the journal is devoted to photos of, and information about inn signs across the country, with occasional sorties into foreign lands.

The front covers of the current and some previous journals are shown here. To see a sample of a typical double page spread of the Journal Click Here.

Motor Vehicles (2) / Lighting the Seas / British Steam Locos / Dorset Inns / What's Inn a Name

'Reformation' on Inn Signs / Wild Flowers / On Safari / Taking the Waters - History of Bath on signs

2021 Sign of the Year Top 10 / Murals on Pub walls / Quirky Vintage Inn Signs / Pub Collecting / Sign Photographer trials / Pub Signs of the Mendips

'Jolly' Signs / Princes of Wales / Women on Signs Pt.2 / Signs taken by Alan Rose / What's Inn a Name

Tipperary Inn & Egypt Cottage / Women on Signs Pt.1 / Markets / Admirals / Butcher's Arms sign restoration

The Coastguard / Pub sign design & production / London Pub changes / Bristol Channel Paddle Steamers / More 3D Signs

Saracens Head / Gardening / Modern Locomotives & Trains / North Wales Signs / What's in a Name

Stars / Coaching Days & Inns / Cooperage / Wetherspoons / Science Fiction & Fantasy

Signs from the New Archives (3) / Novel Signs (2) / Inn Sign Exhibition at Banbury / Dairy Farming Signs / Somers Town NW1

2019 Sign of the Year Finalists / Micropub signs / Battle of Alma inspired pub signs / The Union (What's in a name) / Country Life

Lest We Forget / Heavenly Objects - Moon / Signs from the Nursery / Horses on Signs / The Game of Golf

Marrowbone & Cleaver / New Archive Signs (2) / Heraldic Dragons / Game Shooting (2) / London Pub Changes

Signs from the Archives / 1st World War / 3 Men in a Boat / Novel Signs (Pt1) / What's in a Name

Textile Industry North-West / Post War Artist & Authority on Signs / Eating Out (3) / Revolutionaries & Rebels

Game Shooting (Pt1) / Champions - the Wonder Horses / Royal Exchange / Higson's Brewery / Johnny Homer's Book - Southwark Pubs

Shepherd Neame's new signs / Popular Culture Figures / Loco Development on BR (2/2) / Welsh names on Pub Signs

Back Issues & Binders

Members should check the ISS shop for availability of Back Issues of journals and the stylish ISS Binders capable of holding 14 issues. – ISS Shop

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