Back in the day, people who had talent but were compelled to take other mundane jobs, never got any exposure. However, in the 21st century, since everyone has a mobile in their hands, they’re able to show these under-appreciated talents to the world. And such was the case of a hidden calligraphy artist.
Twitter user @tyrantasorus posted a video of a man painting one of those signs that we’ve seen a hundred times on the rear end of a truck. But the fun part isn’t what he’s drawing. It’s how he draws it.
When the video starts, we see a rectangle, with slightly curved edges on the top. After that, the man draws in three equally-spaced, vertical lines. But it still isn’t clear what he’s going for.
After two small, horizontal strokes, a ‘S’ appears out of nowhere. And that’s followed by a ‘T’, an ‘O’ and a ‘P’. Now, isn’t that some next level stuff or what?
You can check out the video here:
Desi truck painters are some next level calligraphers pic.twitter.com/uxnxcOjuCN
— Tyrantasorus (@tyrantasorus) February 10, 2019
Seeing this, @ananvaras posted another example of a man painting a similar sign.
Check this out… pic.twitter.com/KF7NQ3kDOt
— Sarav (@ananvaras) February 10, 2019
Netizens were undoubtedly baffled and confirmed that they had to see the video more than once to understand what the man was painting.
You need to see it more than once to see what he saw, and you couldn't see. Awesome.
— Sandeep Parekh (@SandeepParekh) February 10, 2019
So satisfying to watch
— Sukhada / سُکھدا (@appadappajappa) February 10, 2019
— Viswesh T (@Vtadiboy) February 10, 2019
What a piece of art ..commendable
— Bitter Sugar (@BitterS95984293) February 10, 2019
WOW.look at the symmetry drawing the first four lines. No scale!
— Badri (@badri_nair) February 10, 2019
Amazing talent 😊 https://t.co/d5BL9kIeLE
— Rishabh Anand (@Radient_Rishabh) February 11, 2019
Whoa 😳🤯 https://t.co/lNa6m6U5GZ
— average human (@ritziqbal) February 11, 2019
Form thru inversion https://t.co/DhK9Sfqnr1
— swapneel (@mantrisv) February 10, 2019
Practical Art! https://t.co/9QaPr9naU3
— गौtam V (@GoutamV8) February 10, 2019
We have Picassos, who are masters of their art !! https://t.co/OlUXCuMP11
— No ride, No story !! (@Kevin16117) February 11, 2019
Calligraphy at its best! https://t.co/765u2Mi2aw
— Sahil (@sahilsapra) February 11, 2019
The art world needs more people like them to keep the creativity of their profession alive. So, let’s hope this video reaches hundreds of artists out there and at least one of them picks him up from the garage and promotes his work in a proper gallery.