Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sam's the man

This week will see the launch of Sam Roberts' book, Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie in two forms. On Tuesday (4 Dec) there's a month-long exhibition starting at the Cambodian Living Arts offices on Sothearos Boulevard, with a talk from Sam and book signing from 6pm. The following evening, again at 6pm, will be the official book launch at Monument Books on Norodom when Sam will be talking at length about his new book. He'll also be doing a quick-fire talk at Nerd Night the following Monday. 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, drove him to publish his favourites in his self-published book. 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. Read more here.

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Blogger Sam Roberts said...

Thanks Andy, look forward to seeing you at the events.

December 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM  

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