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Wednesday
Jan272010

one of a finds: tru(n)ck

From Jodhpur to New Delhi, heavy duty trucks of all kinds jam the roads of India decorated in colorful and symbolic art. With kitschy images of everything under the sun—from stylized sunset scenes and Bollywood movie stars to flowers and religious symbols—these handpainted rolling metal canvases enliven the dry landscape as the driver’s take pride in their personal statement.

This funky and functional storage tru(n)ck is handpainted by original “truck artists” with birds of freedom, the sacred lotus and “OK Horn Please”.

It is truly a small piece of national tradition that helps sustain its artistic creators and will instantly transport you to the roadways of Mumbai.

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Reader Comments (3)

Is there any place I can purchase x2 of these? I missed the boat when CB2 had them for sale and now I can't find them anywhere. Would love to purchase if there are any out there.

Andrea

May 26, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrea

You've done it once more! Incredible writing!

May 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Callahan

I heard that this item is sold-out. is there another place to buy this item?

October 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterrupali

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