Pixels are pushing pencil, paper and brush to the background. Over the last decade the implementation of
information technology has decisively transformed graphic design in the west.
’s growing economy is rapidly India
catching up with the advertising industry. Once ubiquitous hand painted banners and posters and practically all
other material characteristic of its graphic landscape is being replaced by digitally designed and printed material.
The upcoming changes in
, urged graphic artist Merinero go to India and stroll through this vanishing graphic landscape in search for graphicwallahs, silkscreen workshops, and masters of hand painted typography. India
I found this graphicwallas in the Margao and Mapusa outskirts (Goa, India) in March 2005 but unfortunately the year after they were changed by ones digitally made.