79. 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.


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


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.



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.


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.


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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