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Cambodian Shop Signs by Joel Montague

Joel Montague has recently made a brilliant addition to the published material on Cambodia’s hand-painted signs. ‘Cambodian Shop Signs: Free-Market Signage in a Post-Marxist Society‘ is a detailed account of the form, featuring over 80 colour images. It is the

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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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Foreword from Joel Montague

Hand-painted sign on canvass in Cambodia showing a strong man and various animals

Joel Montague is a veteran of hand-painted signs in Cambodia and his collection is a unique record of those from the 1990s. I was fortunate enough to make contact with Joel in the USA ahead of publishing my book and

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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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