Posts Tagged ‘map’

Earlier this year, we introduced you to an Indian artist named Vijay Singh.  For decades, he painted the bright, larger-than-life murals that showcased current attractions in Delhi’s old Bollywood movie theaters.  But when digital printing recently put him out of a job, he had to find new patrons for his movie-mural artistry.  Now he’s part of an emerging niche market for ex-pats who want to get in on the over-the-top romance and action of Bollywood flicks: custom movie posters.

Turns out the talents of artists like Singh have been snatched up by CB2 – the younger, hipper offshoot of home décor staple Crate and Barrel.  “In an effort to keep this art-form alive,” the company offered “limited-edition, signed paintings … on cotton canvas in a wash of colors ranging from henna to river mud.”

Alas, it appears “world map painting: brave new (old) world” has sold out – Bollywood muralists like Singh have clearly gone global.

– Jenny Lawton

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Be here now

NowBuddhist word of the day: On the overview map of Kyoto train station I noticed this funny thing, instead of saying “You are here” it simply said “Now”. I guess it comes to the same, except “Now” would be true not just for the Kyoto train station map, but for most places you go, if you think about it. A little lesson in how to never get lost.

– Pejk Malinovski

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