Archive for the ‘Indian Graphic Design’ Category

Aarohi Singh is putting her art where her heart has always been. Poonchh is a collection of products created in aid of stray dogs. It will be showcased at 100Ft restaurant, Indiranagar, Bangalore on the 10, 11 and 12 February 2012. A great way for those who feel for the cause to show their support […]


My first sighting of a tote bag was perhaps the woven plastic ones, the kinds that Madras maamis carry. When we moved to Mumbai, I saw my kaam-waali-bai carry a green printed cloth one and often wondered what she kept inside. Turned out to usually be paan, beedi and some food she gathered from her […]


Applications for the YCE awards in the sectors of Design, Fashion, Interactive, Screen, Performing arts and Publishing are now open. If you are between 21 – 40 years of age, run your own enterprise in these sectors, apply by filling up a form on the YCE website. If shortlisted, you will be invited to present […]


British Council India’s Creative Economy Unit runs the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award which is conducted across sectors including design, fashion, interactive and communications (including graphic design). The aim being to reward creative entrepreneurs based in India for contribution to their respective sectors. The YCE award programme goes beyond recognising the achievements of these entrepreneurs by […]


Book cover design in India has a long organic history. Many of the early Punjabi, Bengali, Tamil, Malayalam, Hindi and Urdu literature book covers were stunning, sublime and ‘graphic’ even before that word became stylish. So the legacy is a formidable one. Among the newer sets, Amar Chitra Katha and Tara Books have some beautiful […]


A graduate of the College of Art – Delhi, Runjhun is an ex-advertising creative director who doodles, styles ad shoots and loves creating, in her own words, ‘easy, quirky and honest’ designs. Her maiden collection of cushions uses dori work, chawal tanka and applique to translate her doodles onto fabric. “I was sure I didn’t […]


Typographica and Seminar: On 17th Feb, W+K Exp, Delhi will showcase the world of Seminar Magazine, India’s own groundbreaking testament to the power of the word. Celebrated over its 50 years for bringing “opposing viewpoints within the covers of a single magazine”, this exhibition does not delve into the content of the magzine, rather it […]


Sanjay Patel is an animator and storyboard artist at Pixar. Came across his website and work GheeHappy on Pardon My Hindi. Tiny happy illustrations of Indian Gods, very child- friendly. > More of Sanjay Patel’s work on his site.


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* This post is months overdue. Here’s to the very patient Nipa & Jonathan who I am sure had an amazing showing at Milan, and to all the wonderful people who follow Indian By Design. Purvi Sanghvi, jewelry designer and an ardent fan of Doshi Levien, introduced me to Nipa and […]


The Design Temple line of products are cleaned-lined and modern in design, but draw their inspiration from Indian myth, history and local nuances. There is a quirky, humurous take in each that doesn’t affect the functionality of the object. Here are some that caught my eye. Cheerharan Toilet Paper:This hand-grabbing toilet paper is inspired by […]


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* Mom Made Co is the brainchild of Bhautik Siddhapura who decided to hand make all his t-shirts. Each one is numbered, handpainted and unique. Here are a few of them.


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* Tara was my first feature on Indian By Design. I was fascinated by the handmade children’s books they published. My favourite being The Night Life of Trees. The artists from Gond – Bhajju Shyam, Durga Bai and Ram Singh Urvet – were a revelation. A collective of writers based in […]


A design representation for ‘Can anything be beautiful?’. Created for W+K SIDE in London, by Latheesh Lakshman who emphatically believed yes. This is his series – India, everyday life.


Infomen is an Information and graphic design firm jointly run by designers Aman Khanna and Carlos Coelho. It operates from their studios in New Delhi and London. Here’s a series of eye-catching posters and bags designed by them, that’s on sale, on their site. Cosmos – A series of posters inspired from electronic music and […]


Culinary celebrity Marut Sikka’s daytime café turned evening sit-down, Magique, in the Garden of five senses is set in a Delhi public park. This Asian fusion restaurant designed by Lotus Design has created quite a buzz since it opened last year. Indian by Design serves up assorted pictures garished with a quirky identity. (p.s: I […]


Pardon My Hindi was started by Chiraag Bhakta back in 2002. Currently all the products in the PMH store are designed by him as well. He adds, ‘PMH is always looking for people to contribute an idea, whether a product, a graphic or a contribution to the e-zine (What’s the Samachar, that comes out 4 […]


The Craft Revival Trust covers an exhaustive spectrum of information on handicraft, handloom, folk and tribal art in Asia. The content is sourced from a wide, credible and knowledgeable network of researchers, practitioners, academics, students from across the world. Now available for sale at the Craft Online Shop Peacock Pencil, Parrot Pencil, Windmill Pencil


*An Indian By Design Exclusive* By art director Bhautik Siddhapura Paint Marker on Plastic


Tara is run by a collective of writers based in Chennai, India. They work with a range of adventurous writers and artists from around the world, and create books in house as well. I loved their Indian sensibility and their aesthetics. Beautiful. You’ll find them here.



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