Monday, November 5, 2012

Sign of the times

Sam Roberts' new book
Sam Roberts' fascination with hand-painted street and shop signs that he enjoyed in the riverside town of Kratie where he worked for VSO for two years, has driven him to publish his favourites in a brand new self-published book, Hand Painted Signs of Kratie, which is now on sale. Flying pigs, retro hairstyles and hand grenades are among some of the 170 images in this celebration of the art and craft of hand-painted advertising. Roberts’ research not only helped him uncover the history of the signs and the stories they tell, but he has also tracked down some of the men who paint them. Their story is also told, with particular emphasis on that of Sai Sokheang, Kratie’s leading artist producing hand painted signs, who crafted the book's front cover. Find out more, including how to get a copy of the book, here.
Another book hot off the press is the more upmarket Cambodia's Top Tables, available at Monument Books for $25, which features 52 recipes by Cambodia's leading chefs, as chosen by editors Clive Graham-Ranger and the Kingdom's top chef, Luu Meng. I'm told cook-books are now all the rage.

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Blogger Sam Roberts said...

Thanks for mentioning the book Andy, hope to see you for the exhibition in Phnom Penh next month.

November 6, 2012 at 5:51 PM  

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