changi international airport singapore sun rise

It was about this time last year that I was packing my bags to head over to work in India and I thought it was about time I show off some snaps. I arrived into Singapore’s Changi airport on an absolute pearla of a day. The sun was just rising over the thick humid air of the city. I’m not a huge fan of them, but as far as cities go, Singapore has got to be one of the better ones.

After a day in Singapore, it was straight through to Ahmedabad, India, to work with Satya Rajpurohit at his type studio, the Indian Type Foundry. My main past time in Ahmedabad was simply wandering the streets, just checking things out. Here’s some of the sights from my trip:

ceramic lady with basket on headcolourful stones for sale ahmedabad indiachildren on the streets of ahmedabad indiaThe kids love the cameras

ahmedabad city riverA large river runs through the city of around 5.5 million people and at this stage towards the end of summer it was about as dry and dusty as it looks here (40 degrees celsius during the days).

view from my hotel in IndiaThe view from the hotel where I stayed for my first month.

hand letter devanagri indian scriptAnd just bellow that window was this hand lettered signage. This stuff was literally everywhere — a typographer’s dream come true.

creepy statue in indiaAnd how creepy does the face on this broken statue look? Found this under the Le Corbusier designed Ahmedabad museum across the road from my hotel.

And speaking of things designed by famous designers. Personal hero/Typographer extraordinaire Adrian Frutiger designed the logo for the National Institute of Design which also happened to be across the road. Quite a nice place actually. I would go there for lunch most days with my main man Jyotish.

Read part 2 here.