White rabbits on Cambodian signs

Hand painted sign showing a white rabbit directing visitors to the cultural centre at Yeak Loam lake in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri

White rabbits make an unusually frequent appearance on hand-painted signs in Cambodia. The one above is from the Yeak Loam lake in Ban Lung, Ratanakiri. It turns out that the white rabbit is a symbol of good luck in Cambodia,

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Guard dogs and film stars

Hand painted sign showing Cambodian film stars.

Working on the book has brought me into contact with a number of fellow enthusiasts. One of these, Cassandra Naji, has kindly shared a couple of her photos, so thank you Cassandra. The picture above, from Battambang, shows a number of

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Phnom Penh ghostsign

The most common painted signs in Cambodia are those found on signboards. Examples on walls are almost non-existent. However, there is this large scale ghostsign discovered by Sebastien Ardouin of the Painted Signs and Mosaics blog. It looks very old but Sebastien

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Design Week likes Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie is featured in a nice piece on the UK’s Design Week website with a selection of images that struck a chord for them. There is also a mention on Andy Brouwer’s blog which covers all things

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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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