Fonts of India

The painted typography here is beautiful. A large percentage of the hand-painted signs have excellent fonts and cool drop shadows or borders. Here are some examples:

noparking

purohit

carrier

white

lakeway

bank

As good as the painted signs are, the computerized/printed signs are bad. There’s a limited font range and the colors are just uglier.

chetak

khana

yellow

cycle

icecream

I’ll accept that for the target audience, the signal might be different: a printed sign might indicate prosperity or technological sophistication. But it’s a shame because the hand-painted ones are so pretty.

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