18 Jul 2007

Ghost Signs Live (India?)

Painting Wall-Ads
Originally uploaded by .Hessam

In a flurry of discoveries on the painting of Modern Brickads I came across this from .Hessam.  It again shows an intricate sign being produced and you can see the artist’s miniture design sheet perched against the wall in front of his foot. I can’t read the text but the box in the picture and the colours remind me of PG Tips. Would they bother drinking that in India?

I’ve heard that this method of advertising is still widespread in India due to it still being relatively economical to pay sign writers as opposed to producing printed billboards.

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