Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The meanest Indian

The background. Meena Kadri worked as a designer with us on some of the exhibitions we did for the Film Archive in Wellington. She then set up shop in with the graphic design company Meanest Indian in the Land and is currently in Ahmedabad, India where she does some teaching at the National Institute of Design. And the connection? Trolling through RSS feeds recently Boing Boing pointed us to some terrific photographs of graphics painted onto the mudflaps of Indian trucks. Turned out they had been posted by Meena on Flickr along with a huge archive of other images. Big Internet, small world. When we got in touch she was just back from a trip to Pondicherry, a former French colony in southern India, where she was working on the proposal for an exhibition in Glasgow this year on vernacular typography. If you go for the vernacular, check out her flickr page here.