Now published: Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie


Ladies & Gentlemen,

I present to you what many are tipping for this year’s surprise Christmas best seller, my first book, Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie. It is now available to buy in printed and eBook formats (suitable for iPad, Kindle, Nook and most other eReading devices and applications). There is also a free preview available in various digital formats.

The book is a celebration of the art and craft of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising, 138 colour pages crammed with photos of everything from flying pigs to retro hairstyles and hand grenades.

Retro hairstyles picture in the book Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Spread from the Beauty Salons & Barbers chapter

These images are accompanied by the unique story of the signs and the people who paint them, alongside my own observations on what they tell us about Cambodia.

Opening spread from the Introduction

Even in this book’s short life many of these hand-crafted creations have fallen by the wayside and, day by day, the content of the book becomes increasingly rare.

Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie on iBooks

Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie on iPad

I hope you will join me in this celebration of Cambodia’s hand-painted advertising and please share with friends, but not those who you plan to give it to as a gift…

More sample spreads from the printed book and screen shots from the eBook:

Contents page from Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Contents page from Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Khmer script spread from Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie

Spread from the Khmer Script chapter

Various depiction of motorbikes from hand-painted signs in Kratie

Various motorbikes on hand-painted signs in Kratie

Screen shot of introduction page of Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie on iPad

Introduction page from eBook on iPad

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