Monday, January 24, 2011

Aksharaya : : Calendar2011

Remember I mentioned about the type-workshop I have attended in Alibaug? On Thursday, the client Sona Commercial Pvt Ltd finally launched the calender here in Delhi which has all designers' artworks they made during workshop. Works included by the faculty, students, recently graduates, professional designers from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangaluru etc.
There were many participants so they selected best 12 to fit in this 2011's calendar. Here are some pictures of what we have done and the madness, fun behind these 12 leaves.
The Venue:

We worked in our rooms & night!

Intricacy in progress, by Sulekha a designer from Bangaluru.

More madness but definitely fun...

Here is display of final leaves of the calendar, where they presented each page as an artwork and was looking really awesome.

L to R: Puppet in Gujrati-kathputni (Snehal), Water in Kannada (Hiren), Love in Hindi (Rocky)

The above photos are by Pooja Saxena, a Delhi based communication designer and avid typo lover. Find the word gurumukhi 'Ghumangheri' in her labyrinth artwork, can't find it then check her awesome blog.

Unfortunately my work is not included in this calendar, but never mind this calendar justifies the great skills, talent and creativity. But I am sharing what I have done. The letters have been composed or rather built in a way to represent a concrete grid like cityscape; not with ink and brush but with only papers of different thickness and colours where each Devanagri Vowel helps create the desired feel.

Seriously, It was a nice trip and great collaborative effort. Lots to learn, lots to know! This motivates me do go deeper and acquire more friendship with letters. The journey actually began with the end of workshop. Standing on the deck, cold breeze, admiring Trajan of Gate of India, like minded people around who drink, eat and sleep types...memorable experience!

Cheers and many thanks to Sarang, Noopur, Santosh Kshirsagar, Pooja, Hanif, Rocky, Sulekha, OJ (Ojaswi), Locopoco (lokesh) and entire Whitecrow, Aksharaya team and of course Sona Commercial.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Welcome 2011

Its bit late, rather I completely forgot to wish you.
...later thought...why not now?

Here I wish you all very beautiful, well kerned, classy, leading 2011.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Lamp for GreenHouse

During my last days in office, we were busy shaping up Greenhouse! GH is a cultural activity space, its an alternative education zone and its gathering space for interesting people, makers and creators artists, film makers, educators, photographers etc. Its located at awesome arty and design hang out place called Hauz Khas Village in Delhi. Recently we had a small official opening.
Studio people bought few lamps for this lovely space. These ready made spherical lamps with metal wires bound together had plastic bindings. Being designers; we all were itching to do something random/creative/interesting to it. I decided to do embellishment in calligraphy.
I used white ribbon (not the satin one but the one which local women used to tie their hair with) Its an inch high and 12/13 meter long translucent, nylonish ribbon wrapped around the sphere. The mix of Hindi, English calligraphy is scripted on that white ribbon.

It was bit tedious job to wrap the ribbon as its flimsy, nylon in nature.

Thanks Kassia for the last photo.