Hand-painted signs are a dying art in Africa as color printing becomes cheaper and more widely available. However, the ubiquitous cell phone companies that daub houses vibrant pinks, greens and yellows throughout the continent have added extra color to even the most remote villages.The verdict is out as to whether this is a good or a bad thing. Local folks enjoy a free coat of paint on their homes and shops, but it's garish to say the least.
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