DAKU means bandit…and this one commonly gets referred to as the Indian Banksy. The well-known graffiti artist started tagging in Delhi around 2009 – since then Daku has continued to make a name for himself through his socio-political wheat pastes and the complexities of his ever-morphing tag.
Daku, a former sign painter in Gujarat, studied typography in Art College. His street style combines a fascination with typography with oversized messages that intended to “make people think.”
We thought it was time to check back in on India’s famous street artist. And we love these funny takes on the daily bombardment of billboard ads. Dubbed The Advertising Project, five ads have shown up around Parade Ground and the Khairatabad flyover in Hyderabad. The project, done in collaboration with St+art India (Dia Metha Bhupal & Daku).
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