India's trucks are works of art
- Published: 17 July 2019
- Why India’s trucks are so colorful.
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Bedfords were first introduced to British India during World War II. This truck model and others similar to it stuck around, and since then they've been produced commercially throughout the country. But today, they’re not just functional and mundane — their paintings make them stand out.
Colorful trucks aren’t rare in India, and their designs aren’t random. Artists that specialize in painting these trucks put a lot of thought into the art form, making the vehicles a spectacle of beauty in India.
This Vox Borders episode looks at why truck art is such a staple in India.
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