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

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

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

Aero-matic rice truck art


Sri Lanka's traditional wooden chase trucks have an interesting mix of traditional and modern motifs. This example (a rice truck I suppose) seems to emphasis the modern. Despite the otherwise familiar landscape vignettes , the collision course airplanes give a the design an unusual sense of movement. Air traffic control people will find this slightly … Continue reading Aero-matic rice truck art

Strange Trishaw


This is possibly the strangest trishaw I have spotted so far. Odd how just one element of its design can change the look. Perhaps its just me. The picture is below for you to decide. Verdict goes in the comment box,

Hello gorgeous!


I was alone behind the wheel and there you were irresistibly in front of me. What to do but reach for a borrowed phone with a camera with one paw on the wheel. The riskiest situation to be taking photographs. Made more dangerous by proximity to a check point. I managed to get some decent … Continue reading Hello gorgeous!

BMW Peugeot three wheel taxi (Trishaw)


Trishaw (three wheel taxi) in the image below has an interesting use of BMW/Peugeot logos/car emblems. Most like those exalted European car makers will cringe. But I admire the style of this Euro car fan 😉 Of course don't forget to note the fancy fake chrome add-ons. It is obviously not as complex as the … Continue reading BMW Peugeot three wheel taxi (Trishaw)