Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friday, November 23, 2012

Posters Empowering Small Scale Entrepreneurships

I received a lovely opportunity to design a set of 18 posters for an NGO recently.
They work to create local role models of people from lower income groups. People who have successfully managed to plan, start and pitch an entrepreneurship solving problems local to them.
The stories however real and gritty had to be romanticized as per the brief, part filmic part illustrative, I tried to have images tell their own stories about the entrepreneurs and their work.

My studio, G.A.S. and the Lowmoe Collective are currently engaged in creating 4 video stories ( of 2 mins duration) based on 4 such entrepreneurs.

Will upload them soon.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Illustration with kids at the Oberoi School

Got invited to the 4th grade at the Oberoi International School in Mumbai to speak about illustration and "The Creative Process." 

It was great fun, the kids and teachers were great and the response was brilliant.
Spoke about a lot of things that I hadn't expected to come up. In the beginning I kept telling myself that I have to simplify the ideas I needed to speak about however, was pleasantly taken aback by how well the kids were able to grasp ideas and ask questions! 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

A day in the Life of India... Kalaghoda Festival

These were made by us at the office in collaboration with Umbrella Design... Unearthed the pictures, they were up at the Kalaghoda Festival 2010 i think...

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Banners :)

I think we're one of the last few places that paint banners. To think we started the biz with this, its become a pretty niche product, a banner, where prints sell for more than the paintings at times. Letter artists, mixing specialists and the assistants who first draw the graphs for the subjects to be filled in, all come together to put stuff like this together. I've grown up with these people around me, stories of my father cleaning brushes and palettes for his pocket money... so the few times nowadays, that a banner does get painted, I document it.

The one above was made for a bollywood themed wedding, the face cutouts where one can put their heads in and take a picture. This one was lying in my shed, and was about to get painted over.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sherlock - Minimalist Posters

These have helped greatly in getting over a recent obsession.
I am addicted to the BBC's adaptation of Sherlock Holmes.
I don't think i'm the sort to go to this length for a TV show, and I watch and enjoy many.

I've always wanted to have my own series of minimalist posters for something and I was a bit pressed for time, so I've kept them very simple. Had fun making them :) Took me a day to make them while I waited for prints from another project.
I have 2 more left though...

There are numerous takes one can have when everything is "minimal"... I chose to go with a more figurative approach. one route was also to iconise the key objects that define each episode or case. However similar things had already been done. I'd like to screen print these, so kept them down to 2 colors. Let me know if there are any takers out there? :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hopeless George ~ Umbrella Magazine

Had the pleasure to illustrate for the Umbrella Magazine, a free publication in the UK. The article concerned their chancellor George Osbourne and the austerity measures he's carrying out in the country.

These were the initial roughs, along with some ideas that were articulated in text.

Sunday, January 1, 2012