• This Truck has Got to be Special

    Author: Anjum Rana
    Illustration Design: Sameer Kulavoor
    Truck Art: Hakeem Nawaz, Amer Khan
    Publisher: Tara Books

    This Truck has got to be Special says Truck artist Zarrar to China’s Gul, a truck driver from Pakistan. Gul- who drives along the mountain roads of the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush- has finally bought his own vehicle and wants it painted beautifully.

    As Zarrar gets to work, Gul waits in the yard, thinking about his many journeys, the splendour of the hills and the intricacies of Truck Art until everything is atlast ready and it’s time to be off, on the road again!  

    A richly imagined collaboration between a Pakistani writer, Pakistani Truck artists and an Indian Illustrator, this book celebrates the energy and joy of Pakistani Truck Art, as well as the artists whose skill and labour breathe life into it. All along, the bold graphic vigour of Truck Art tells its own story.India has its history of Truck Art with the most eye catching slogans painted at the back of the truck. Can we share what we remember?

    By art1stindia . Posted in Book of the week

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