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Ethiopian hand drawn signs

Posted by rod - 17.01.2014

Over the Christmas holidays I traveled to Ethiopia which is located in the Horn of Africa. Whilst visiting the tribes of the Omo Valley in the south-west of the country, we past through dozens of medium to small towns and villages. It was amazing to see that the digital printing age hasn’t really arrive into this part of the country. Most shop, street signs or adverts were were still hand painted. Most of you most probably know that India is still big on Hand painted signs such as these. One of the characteristics of the Ethiopian hand drawn signs is off course the Ge’ez script or Amharic language, which is the second-most spoken Semitic language in the world after Arabic.

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My mind is just blow by the lettering. I haven’t seen any of the African alphabets before, but this looks simply great.

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