Cats Rule is a comic based around two cats and their journey coupled with their joy in destruction.
Schroedinger’s Cat is a thought experiment in philosophy, and is a part of a graphic novel in process, which revolves around experiments in thought by famous physicists, philosophers, and scientists. The main objective was to make people aware of these experiments and make them think, using lettering and illustration to facilitate the reader’s capacity to take in information. Since these theories are very tedious, the technical information is placed on paper flaps throughout the book, whereas the basic information is hand written on every page along with my take on the same.
The mini accordion for Alice in Wonderland is a collation of a bunch of various creatures and objects from the narrative along with an added twist (example: Mock Turtle inspired by the Victorian Mock Turtle Soup wearing a turtle neck, Drink Me Bottle synonymous to a milk bottle that can make you taller and bigger, etc. to name a few) The main aim here is to focus on everything but Alice from the story and bring out the nuances of all the other characters that usually take a backseat and weave a story through them.
Illustrations created for Kataba epublishing's book "Spark Creativity And Vocabulary With Picture Prompts: Story Ideas For Every Season" Kindle edition.
Shoe Safety is inspired by the awesome, silly and sometimes ridiculous shoes I spot people wearing in the subway. This is the introduction chapter to the same, and I plan to expand this project to house many more such shoes.
An illustration I contributed to Pratham Books Storyweaver. You can read, download and translate this entry on their website, and also have a look at all the lovely entries for the campaign there.
A recipe for Tzatziki, illustrated for Say You Made It, Bangalore.
''The Alipore Post" run by Rohini Kejriwal had its very first event- 'The Alipore Post Offline', a curated weekend of poetry, art, books and music, at the Courtyard House in Bangalore on 17th and 18th September, 2016.
Below is the invitation I created for the event. The illustration was also adapted into postcards which were on sale at the event.
A composite material is essentially a material made from two or more constituent materials possessing significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from their individual components altogether.
The idea behind The Composites is somewhat similar, although it tends to a more fictional side, taking everyday mundane objects and looking at the outcome when they are combined with certain types of food items. These machines, however random and insignificant, may or may not exist as of today, and that is also one of the core thoughts underlying this project.
THE BACON SHARPENER
Who doesn't love crispy bacon? And this Bacon Sharpener gives you exactly that. As the lever on the bacon box rotates, it dispenses bacon, that pushes through the sharpener. The sharpener's lever facilitates its sharpening and you eventually end up with the crispiest bacon.
THE PRINTER TOASTER
This machine illustrates a combination of a laptop with a toaster (instead of the usual printer) The outcome here is literally, the toasted artwork. Thus, the function of this device is to replicate the artwork on your laptop onto a slice of bread (This machine works in both, black and white and colour)
THE COTTON CANDY SEWING MACHINE
This machine incorporates the fluffiness of cotton candy into fabric. The cotton candy machine is attached to a sewing machine, which can literally sew cotton candy. This machine provides you with the softest cotton candy shawl.
Líso Chocolatier was established in the small town of Kolenchery in Kerala and was nurtured out of a deep-rooted passion for chocolate. The company manufactures chocolates and spreads rich in cocoa and other exotic ingredients. Currently, the company has presence in over 200 stores (general and modern trade across Kerala).
The illustrations for the final designs portrayed the ingredients of each flavour of the spread in their best light.
Jack or Fig is a short story for children (aged 6-7) inspired from the thought experiment in philosophy- Ship of Theseus. It takes you on a journey through the eyes of a little girl Mina, who comes across a grafted tree in the forest.
The original idea was to have an appendix to the book (of which you can see two variations at the end of the project) explaining the thought experiment so the child is introduced to it. However, in the end it looked too forced and a little too much to take in for a child, and hence it wasn't included in the book.
Unlike most children's books that have a moral or a conclusion, Jack or Fig aims to leave the reader with a lot of questions and a certain sense of confusion and wonder, regarding the identity of the tree. This is to introduce the child to the concept of a thought experiment, where there is no right or wrong answer, but only speculative questions.
I had the honour to be a part of Indianama again this year where Animal, an independent studio in Delhi had asked 70 artists around the world to come up with their own version of what India means to them and convey in their own style a living picture of the different facets of this beautiful country, through travel and tourism posters that move. All 70 video posters were unveiled at KONA in New Delhi on 12-15 August 2017.
They were also a part of the international show in September at London Design Festival and were exhibited in New York on 12th October.
My theme for the same was Parody of Poetry and the concept behind my artwork is as below:
Poetry has come a long way from what it used to be centuries ago. From it’s traditional roots, it has grown to be this massive parody in the 21st century, where it is now performed to please, under the name of satire or comedy. This poster is a representation of how I see this transformation, scaling from the genuineness of human expression to masked laughter, all under one glittery theatrical sky. The idea behind the video poster is to make you experience one such performance that begins and ends with a mechanical applause.