Some hand painted Hobo from Mumbai for @ohnotypeco
28 October, 2015

Some hand painted Hobo from Mumbai for @ohnotypeco

Hand painted Hobo is actually pretty popular here.

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Our Lady of Hope Cemetery, Goa
8 October, 2015

This quaint little cemetery was found in Goa’s Candolim area. Most of the names were hand painted with ornamented letters, but some appear to have been homemade. There were more traditional stone carved examples around the paremeter that also contained some interesting letterforms.


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Guaranteed Great Goan Glyphs
29 September, 2015

I’ve been to Goa on three occasions, but I have only a few pics of nice lettering found there. The popular vacationy/touristy areas where I usually stay are rather generic and lack any distinctive style or flair (but on the other hand they have numerous bars and the cheapest drinks in India). But on my most recent trip, to finally attend the Design Yatra conference, I spent a few days in the old town area of Panaji/Panjim. Wandering through these streets yielded a fair amound of interesintg lettering and typography.


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Truck painting of the day
8 September, 2015

Truck painting of the day.

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Sound advise on a petrol tanker
10 July, 2015

Sound advise on a petrol tanker.

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Auto of the day
9 July, 2015

Auto of the day

Auto of the day

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21 June, 2015

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Really great painting on the back of a Mumbai water truck.

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Super curious what used to be here.
11 June, 2015

Super curious what used to be here.

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28 May, 2015

28 May, 2015 (17:00)

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A very nice painting, partially obscured
26 May, 2015

A very nice punting, partially obscured.

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More from Bombay
10 May, 2015

More from Bombay

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Ahmedabad Trip #2
10 May, 2015

For my second trip to Ahmedabad, I had the pleasure of visiting with Kimya and Georg Seifert. The agenda was to meet with the guys at ITF (Indian Type Foundry) to catch up with Satya and meet all the new hires, give a couple small presentations to students at NID, and maybe visit the other ITF (India Type Foundry) again if time permitted.

The new ITF office is pretty sweet. So many new faces there, it’s great to see so many up and coming type designers in India. Satya is doing a lot for the Indian font industry. And such nice hosts they were — they even helped celebrate my birthday and shared a wonderful dinner at Ahmedabad’s greatest thali joint Agashiye.

I find Ahmedabad remarkable for its abundance of beautiful hand-painted signs. It seems like many cities here have very distinct things that they like to paint very well (e.g. Mumbai delivery trucks or Kolkata busses), and here it seems to be general shop signs. There are so many everywhere. In Mumbai you will find some great signs especially in older and or poorer areas (see Dadar’s textile district), but overall there are less and less nice shop signs here.

Then Georg, Kimya, and I all gave presentations at NID. There was a surprising amount of students that came and overfilled the room to hear us (unfortunately we all forgot to take photos, save this one here). Georg spoke about Glyphs 2 and it’s ease of use for creating Devanagari fonts, Kimya talked about some of her fonts, and I showed my typefaces and some of what I did in Berlin with the gallery and shop.

Related posts still to come:

India Type Foundry
Ahmedabad Signs #1


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