Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Pharmacy and Drugstore, Singaraja, Indonesia

Two businesses selling medicines and other health products, the Hasanuddin Pharmacy and the Sumber Waras Drugstore, stand side by side in this street of Singaraja, Bali. The design of these signs clearly shows they were painted by the same person. The colours of the first one are slightly less vibrant though.



Location: Jalan Hasanuddin, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Monday, 24 July 2017

Telkomsel Kartu As, Singaraja, Indonesia

For this week's series of painted signs, we're heading to Indonesia, and more precisely to the island of Bali.
Telkomsel is one of Indonesia's leading mobile phone operators and this large painted sign near the Chinese temple Ling Gwan Kiong advertises their various products and packages under the brand Kartu As (Ace Card). Its prpmoters claim Kartu As is not only the cheapest ("Paling murah") but also the best for Bali ("Paling Bali")



Location: off Jalan Surapati, Singaraja, Bali, Indonesia

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Kirloskar and Yeti Paints, Kathmandu

Here are two roller shutters with colourful painted signs for completely different brands. Kirloskar is an Indian conglomerate whose origins go back to 1888. It specialises, amongst other things, in electrical equipment. Meanwhile, as the name suggests, Yeti Paints is a Nepalese paint manufacturer.


Kirloskar
Enchanting Lives 

The Yeti Paints example shows that signs painted on roller shutters are not necessarily connected to the activity carried out in the premises. Indeed, this is a small restaurant specialising, amongst other dishes, in momo (Tibetan-style dumplings, one of the country's most popular foods).

Kachilaaz Mo Mo
Yeti Paints

Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Asian Paints, Kathmandu

Founded in Mumbai, India, in 1942, Asian Paints is the sub-continent's leading paint manufacturer.

Asian Paints
Colour World
The Most Preferred Paint Company in Nepal

Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu

Friday, 21 July 2017

Shiva Leather & Jeans Tailors, Kathmandu

Did adopting the name of one of the major deities of Hinduism bring good fortune to this business?

Shiva
Leather & Jeans Tailors
Ladies & Jents
Manufacturers Whole Seller & Repairing

Location: Guan Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Pashupati Paints, Kathmandu

Established in 1984, Pashupati Paints is now one of Nepal's leading brands of paint. Its advertisements can be seen everywhere across the country. The name was probably chosen for its good omen and because Nepalese people were already very familiar with it: indeed Pashupati is one of the multiple names of the great God Shiva and the temple of Pashupatinath, just to the east of Kathmandu city centre, is one of the country's most sacred sites.

Pashupati Paint

Locatnion: Guna Kamdev Marg, Kathmandu

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Ambe Cement, Kathmandu

The Ambe Group was founded in 1982 as a trading house importing into Nepal various goods from Hong Kong and Singapore. As the group expanded, it diversified its portfolio and in 2004 established Ambe Cement Pvt. Ltd.

अम्बे सिमेन्ट
[Ambe Cement]


Location: Pachali Marg, Kathmandu