6. Street Art, Notices, and Signs

While meandering along side streets between Kathmandu’s Thamel and Durbar Square, I came across some street art. Underneath many of the paintings was X College in conjunction with Kathmandu’s Heritage Walk. Rather than the work of a solitary artist such as a Banksy, this work appears to have been planned to celebrate Kathmandu.

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The subject matter included various traditional and religious themes. In the following painting, the artist has combined numerous iconic buildings and structures together.

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The next artists have imagined a classical Kathmandu pagoda and Ganesha in more impressionistic style.
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The following two pieces were especially striking.

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Artists also depicted festivals.

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In the Boudha area, I found these two work encouraging ethical responsibility for the environment

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Tucked away in one alley, this artist’s work shows a familiarity with Peter, Paul, and Mary in its criticism of capitalism.

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lI also like to look at “official” posting boards as well as sides of buildings and light polls where temporary and informal notices are placed.

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Then there are the other notices for a select few.

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Kathmandu has its business signs advertising services and products. Not surprisingly, Kathmandu has more than its share of busineses offering help for the trekker. 

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Artists, notice posters, and sign designers abound. Communicators are alive and well in Kathmandu.

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