Sam Roberts and I became friends through our interest in London's ghostsigns (faded hand-painted advertisements on brick walls). Sam was recently out of the UK for two years doing voluntary work in the Far East. He started to notice that some of the lovely hand-painted signs in Cambodia were gradually being replaced by modern versions, so he got his camera out and started taking snaps. The end result is this 140pp book, that I designed and artworked for him applying his words and pictures onto a simple, and very adaptable square grid.
Hand-Painted Signs of Kratie book
Sam has written a fabulous recommendation regarding my work on this project on LinkedIn. It reads; "Jane took my idea for a book and turned it into a well-finished piece of design that now proudly sits on mine and many others' shelves. However, it wasn't just the design that impressed. It was also Jane's guiding hand throughout the whole process that helped me to learn and make considerable improvements throughout the project. It was very much a team effort, done across two continents and seven time zones, me in Cambodia and Jane in London. This was only made possible by Jane's positive and flexible approach. Thank you Jane, I look forward to our next project together.
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