Pakistani truck art

Khadija loves to make creative things she is interested in recycling, DIY and Fashion based crafts. You can find her online at Creative Mind.

Pakistan is rich in an art and craft tradition. I am proud to be a Pakistani. My post today is amazing because today I will share a unique Pakistani art tradition which is mostly done by illiterate working class people such as truck drivers or their fellow mechanics and painters. You will definitely feel amazing after watching their creativity and art. I will try to write less and show you more!

I enjoy watching these awesome motives and paintings on trucks while driving on the highway but the other day when my car was stopped in traffic I saw a big colorful truck. I thought to take its picture, but the truck was so big I was unable to take the full picture of the whole of it from car window, then the traffic again started to flow – so when I returned home I looked up these images via google. How Creative!

Examples of Pakistani Truck Art

The artists use lots of materials besides the paints for embellishing like colorful tapes, mirrors, shining stickers, beads, glitter and sometimes fabric it is a lengthy procedure to design a truck…

Haider Ali, is one of Pakistan's finest Truck Artist - he has had his work displayed at the Smithsonian Museum, USA in the Silkroad Folk Festival. He started his work when he was just 12, working alongside his father after school.

Each brush stroke is done by a human, not any machine, not a single technology at work. Would you like to see some artists who are creating this art from a long time. Every Stroke is AWESOME by these workers, they don’t have professional training or education but their work speaks.

Truck artists at work

Many artists, designers and fashion designers are inspired by truck art.

Fashion designer Deepak Perwani whose latest collection was inspired by Pakistani Truck art.

Many objects are painted in this style.

Examples of truck art style on objects

And many people copy this style to paint their cars too.

Cars painted in the truck art style