Truck Art – Traditional Sri Lankan Vehicle Graphics 2017


It’s been a while since my last post on Sri Lankan vehicle graphics. As with any element of Sri Lankan public culture, tradition demands that change happens an imperceptible pace. Giving the reassuring effect that nothing changes. Before the next storm kicks us in the face. The floral swirls of traditional Sri Lankan truck art … Continue reading Truck Art – Traditional Sri Lankan Vehicle Graphics 2017

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Can you explain this billboard ?


I think this is an incomplete bill board. Or its heavily encrypted with super secret symbolism readable only to cult members or symbologists. My regular commute doesn't take me on this route anymore - snapped it during the holiday scurrying around. So I'm not sure if its complete by now. If you can interpret what … Continue reading Can you explain this billboard ?

Superman bus art


I don't usually risk photographing (fumbling for which a phone camera) bus art while driving. However the bus featured below felt worth the calculated risk (I was at a red light). Like the fantasy bus highlighted in a previous post, this one's back art featuring superman is a refreshing departure from the usual photo montage … Continue reading Superman bus art

Death threat poster that works


I snapped this photo of a poster with a death threat while going though an old Colombo short cut. Its inclusively in three languages. The cause of these threats is the dumping of garbage on vacant property or public places. It tends to happen a lot on small private roads. When I used to take … Continue reading Death threat poster that works

Trishaw details


When driving in Colombo or anywhere else for that matter, I instinctively check the blind-spot just before I turn. Inevitably there is a previously invisible three wheeler ready for a collision. I was stuck in traffic when I noticed this one sneaking up on me. At least it had an interesting design. Now its blogged … Continue reading Trishaw details

I’m too sexy for my shirt (art of photo captions)


A shameless appreciation of the art of photo-captions in the Economist magazine

Graphic design gangsta (da original)


Anyone who has waded through the world of graphic design will find this video a hoot. Doesn't matter if you are an CMYK or RGB type. Even if you had been promised Pantone and got plain CMYK. To keep the applause loud, use UPPER CASE 😉