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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 to the quicker, cheaper but uglier vinyls. Many painters have given up their practice altogether.
The project involves documenting the typefaces of road side painters across India and digitizing it so that it serves as a resource for present and future generations.
HandpaintedType is a collaborative project. If you’d like to contribute or collaborate, please get in touch.

9 responses to “Landing Page”

  1. chandan says:

    I really like this web site, And i appreciate for this kind of gud work.. 🙂
    Gud luck Chuck!!!!!
    Happy Wishes Hanif…

  2. 劈腿 says:

    Good idea. Can be considered a learned thing, ok;

  3. Great initiative. More power to you.

    There’s an artist in Bangalore who studies the work and street artists and creates awesome art. Have a look at this:

  4. Ashis says:

    Hey Hanif,
    I think this project might interest you. It was done by a senior of mine from college as his dip project.

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