Painted Ladies: Indian Truck Art

Truck painting and decorating has emerged as a vibrant form of modern folk art in India. Thought to have started in Afghanistan and Pakistan, the practice has spread to India and all corners of the subcontinent. Each truck is hand crafted using paint and vinyl by skilled artisans. Trucks are embellished with art and symbols that are found to be common across most vehicles. Utilizing some of my own typographic paintings along with research and imagery from, Jamal J. Elias, a catalogue was created paying homage to this modern day Desi folk art.