Sunday, November 05, 2006

Handwriting vs Art



This is a hand written 'ad' about babysitting which i found on the noticeboard. This board has a broken alkalic panel, been vandalised at the bus stop and somehow it is illegal to put up any ads like this without consent from the authorities. It's format is rather more like a piece of note. The language is a mixed of chinese and engish-a little unusual. Even the style is very sincere, very genuine. She even included her (bad) experience of parents cheating on her, not paying her etc thereby demanding a upfront deposit of $300 (cos she's afraid people will 'cheat her')

Just felt her writing is like some scribbles that looked like some abstract graphics from far :p

10 comments:

Jane said...

Interesting... i wonder what are the actual words...:)

Lachezar said...

Fabulous posts these last two Zannie.
Best wishes

magikthrill said...

hehe teenager probably :) is it common to mix chinese with english for modern singaporeans?

Olivier said...

bonne idee de post. l'ecriture est surprenante. bon dimanche


good idea of post. the writing is surprising. good Sunday

Kris said...

i tried to read from the begining but just couldnt make sense ..i know the asking wage is S80-S100..in conclusion, art, indeed ! :p

Kala said...

I thought this was an ancient tablet hahaha very creative posting

2 cents worth said...

hi zannie
im david patrick, usa/singapore.
i love movies too...like to see more forign films though, kinda sick of the one hollywood cranking out!
email me can? mexican1948@yahoo.com

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

Same question as magikthrill.
(neat photo)

Kate said...

Ah, I'd classify it as a form of folk art. You have a good eye for the unusual yet commonplace. Nice!

Meg Nakagawa said...

Fantastic find! (And if I may say so, it's nice to know you can have not-so-great handwriting and still use it as part of artwork.)