Publication Date 1 Jan 2010
OverviewFrom billboards on roadsides to festooned vehicles, colourful walls and idiosyncratic shop fronts, vibrant signs abound throughout Africa, designed to lure in trade or simply catch the eye of passers-by. Hairdressers, restaurants, garages, butchers, tailors many a shop has begun with a prominent ad on a sign and gone on to great things. This book captures this unique slice of African culture, which is gradually being subsumed by the digitization of Africa. It is a quirky and lovingly compiled tribute to the many artists who, by dint of a simple brush and tin of paint, bring colour and vibrancy into their villages and towns.