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Painter Vaghela · Junagadh | Gujarat

Painter Vaghela, 38, is from the old city of Junagadh in Gujarat and he loves ornamental type. When briefed on the project, he decided to show his skills by making a typeface out of Fish and Bones.  

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Painter Bindra · Kota | Rajasthan

Painter Bindra, 68 is retired engineer and started painting out of passion. He usually paints shop shutters and signborads. He claims he can cut styrofoam in 60 different styles.  

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Painter Shakeel · Old Delhi

Painter Shakeel, 38, is one of the few Urdu painters left in Old Delhi. He does not have a mobile phone and is hence a difficult man to catch. These are the results of his efforts. And mine.

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How do I Contribute? Look for hand painted signs in your area. In the right hand bottom corner of any hand painted sign are the signatures of the artists. Street painters consider each work a labour of love and an … Continue reading

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Because most of the fonts in the Painter series are multi-coloured, they will in effect be digital versions of the once popular Chromatic Type. The style was popular among wood block printers who produced fonts in two components, so each … Continue reading

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  HandpaintedType is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. These painters, with the advent of local DTP (Desktop Publishers) shops, are rapidly going out of business with many of them switching … Continue reading

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