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Painted Signs in Cambodia: An Exhibition

Press Release [PDF / Word] / Facebook Event Page Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are set to feature in this free exhibition celebrating the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising. The exhibition will feature a mixture of

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An exhibition and book launch in Phnom Penh

Cambodian hand-painted signs advertising massage and hot stone treatments

After last month’s publication to the rest of the world, Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie is now coming to Cambodia. To celebrate its publication here there will be a number of events in Phnom Penh. Throughout this time, and beyond, the

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Another book: Carnet de rencontres au Cambodge: au fil des routes…

Cover of the book Carnet de rencontres au Cambodge

Hand-painted signs from Cambodia are clearly in vogue. This week I learned about the publication of another book on the topic, following Robert Joiner’s in 2005 and my own this month. The new book was launched with an exhibition in

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The Phnom Penh Look at Java Arts

Close-up of women depicted on a hand-painted beauty sign in Cambodia.

Cambodian hand-painted signs are clearly in vogue. Today sees the opening of the first of two exhibitions centred on the topic in Phnom Penh, the second being my own which will open on 4th December. (There is also the Fowler

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Cambodian Shop Signs in LA

Hand-painted Cambodian sign for a traditional medicine healer

The Fowler Museum at the University of California is holding a four-month exhibition from 2nd December featuring the collection of Joel Montague, part of which he has donated to them. The sign above is among those that will be exhibited.

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Replica hand-painted signs at Bojangles in Phnom Penh

Hand-painted replica of Cambodian sign

This is one of a collection of replica hand-painted signs on display at Bojangles bar and restaurant on Phnom Penh’s riverfront. The signs are sold as souvenirs and aim to provide income for rural signpainters. They are scaled down from

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Joel Montague, sign collector

Cambodian hand-painted sign advertising goat soup

I’m not the only one with an interest in hand-painted signs in Cambodia. Joel Montague worked in the country in the 1990s and took it upon himself to collect many of the originals that he found there. The video above

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