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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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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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Now Published: Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

The first copy of Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie being sold

It’s official, Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie is now available to buy from Amazon.com and a number of other retailers. The book comes in a print edition and two different eBook formats for devices like iPad, Kindle, Nook and more. There’s

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Final cover design for Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Cover design for Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

The design phase for the book is now complete and I’m currently waiting for a printed proof to check before making it available for sale. Above you can see the full design for the cover which incorporates elements of 16

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Did you see this one? Sign Art in Cambodian Life

Hand-painted Cambodian sign showing a wedding scene and a spit roast pig in the background.

Robert Joiner is a New Zealand photo-journalist who spent the early part of the 2000s volunteering with the New Zealand Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA). Like me he was drawn to the hand-painted signs he discovered here and his images were

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