Illustrated  2-color risograph promotional poster for Mr.Shaquib K Patel – Typist.

Many Mumbai typists set up their business on the street – just themselves sitting on a stoop or ledge with a typewriter – ready to transcribe and prepare documents.

Mr.Patel had his own little wooden booth set-up – a sliver of efficiency housing a desk, comfortable chair, and supply cabinet – within a 1 meter by 3 meter space by 2 meter space.

I transcribed a love letter and when I asked how much I owed him,Mr.Patel shook his head politely “No, No” , smiled and handed me back this typed love letter on canary yellow paper.

Beautiful gesture.

I made a bunch of these poster prints based on a portrait of him that I took and sent him a huge stack in the mail.