Scott A. Sant'Angelo is founder and owner of Arkitip, Inc., a contemporary fine art publisher. He is also a prominent photographer, curator, gallerist, and marketing consultant in the world of art that he serves. Arkitip.com
HandPaintedType is a project that is dedicated to preserving the typographic practice of street painters around India. These painters, with the advent of local DTP (Desktop Publishers) shops, are rapidly going out of business with many of them switching to the quicker, cheaper but uglier vinyls. Many painters have given up their practice altogether.
The project involves documenting the typefaces of road side painters across India and digitizing it so that it serves as a resource for present and future generations.