TYPO Berlin 2012 sustain


Hanif Kureshi

Hanif Kureshi is graphic designer/art director from the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University of Baroda. He has worked at Ogilvy & Mather’s offices in Delhi and Mumbai and is currently working for Wieden+Kennedy, Delhi. He loves Typography and is currently working on an ongoing project to preserve and digitize the different styles of street painters in India.

Talk: English
4.0 (21 Votes)
Your voting is saved.

Painter Kureshi – Last Street Painters of India

TYPO Berlin 2012, 17.05.2012, 18:00 Uhr (TYPO Show)

Handpainted Type 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.

Hanif Kureshi’s 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.