Signwalla Babu. Like most signpainters in India today, his income from signpainting has fallen so much that he had to take a second job. He works as a security guard by night.
The more realistic you are the more you threaten the grounds of your own art.
—Saul Bellow (via theparisreview)
It’s not much more than a year that my interest in signwriting has become an active and creative pursuit. Once I’d discovered Joby Carter’s site, I tended to keep revisiting it in the hope that some of his expertise and capabilities would somehow rub off on me. Finally I got my act…