Saturday, March 24, 2012

Information Collection - 10 | An Ahmedabadi Morning

Phase One

Armed with a backpack, a camera and a motorcycle, I set out roaming around Ahmedabad to document hand painted type. I visited chief market places like Delhi Darwaza and Teen Darwaza where hand painters paint on shop boards and signage. I gathered various examples and styles of different hand painted type. My criteria was to document fancy looking Hand painted type which would have more than 1 colour or would have an interesting construction.

I found one thing to be very interesting, that the hand painted type drawn on boards was usually mono linear and not modulated like the standard script written using a kitta.

These are some of the images. The entire album can be found Here.