Got a shirt ironed on the street
30 March, 2014

Got a shirt ironed on the street at...

A lovely roadside shack in Pune.

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Lucknow Gun Shop Signs
26 March, 2014

Lucknow has a couple blocks running through the middle of the city house tons of gun shops (all with hand-painted signs!). Quickly passing by one day in a taxi I snapped some pics…


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Kolkata Bus Emergency Exit Signs
25 March, 2014

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I 💛 India and all the paintings everywhere
23 March, 2014

I 💛 India and all the paintings everywhere

I 💛 India and all the paintings everywhere

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Typographic Thali
10 March, 2014

Not exactly breaking news, but I’ve never gotten around to posting them here.

Typographic Thali was the final exhibition at the Mota Italic gallery Aug+Sept 2013. It was comprised of items from my personal collection of type-related finds from India. On display were hundreds of items including: Bollywood posters, newspapers, books, toys, metal signs, metal type, type specimens, money, new and vintage hand-painted objects, and hundreds of photos. It was one of the most popular exhibitions that we held in that space… Everyone was inspired and interested to learn more about Indian and it’s diverse writing systems.


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A rather freshly painted truck
10 March, 2014

A rather freshly painted truck


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On the side of the bus
8 February, 2014

On the side of the bus. Complete with...

On the side of the bus. Complete with guidelines.

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Reno’s Twin City Surplus is filled with nice hand painted signs
3 January, 2014

Reno's Twin City Surplus is filled with nice...

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Mumbai Tempo Service Trucks
3 October, 2013

Remarkable to Mumbai are these Tempo Service (delivery) trucks. Each individual’s truck is painted with their name and number in unique ways.


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Truck Painting
18 September, 2013

truck-painting

 

A little gif documenting my painting of the truck for the Typographic Thali exhibition.


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Delhi: Chandni Chowk
26 August, 2013

The old city of Delhi is fascinating. In the maze of crowded streets and alleys there is also no shortage of beautiful letters!

Next up: The Standard Type Foundry! (to be continued)


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Kolkata Buses’ Pilot Signs
24 August, 2013

This collection of images comes from the streets of Kolkata. The city buses there are extremely distinct; they have their own style with features unique to Kolkata (at least compared to the other cities I’ve seen).

“Pilot”, or occasionally just “Driver”, is always painted on the driver’s door. The novelty of this insignia is enhanced greatly by the sheer diversity of styles and forms that are used to express it. All are hand-painted of course and the painters take great artistic interpretations of how Pilot can look.

About the photo quality: the buses in Kolkata rarely stop and are tricky to casually shoot. Passengers hop on and off while the bus just slows down a bit. Regardless, hopefully thede are good enough to see a subset of the variety of lettering found on Kolkata buses.


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