Sunday, September 7, 2014

Video for breakthrough

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I recently designed and animated this video for Breakthrough's #selfies for school campaign . You can watch the video in a higher resolution here (scroll down to see video link) Concept+production :Vaani Arora. Sound design: Aakash (Kshitij studios)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bystanders

Sometimes, ideas one starts out with while designing covers, change drastically
towards the end of the process. Bystanders is a story about the lives  of 3 people,
and a large part of the story is set in the 1970's. I enjoyed figuring out
different styles for this cover. The 3rd option is what will  finally go to press. 

Friday, July 4, 2014

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Talking tree


There's a new picture book that's out . 'The Talking Tree' published by 
Natraj publishers has been written by Sagari Chabbra.




Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thinkling magazine

I've been illustrating for Thinkling, a brand new magazine for children . It's
a quarterly that's 2 issues old and has fantastic content that kids will love to
devour. These are covers I illustrated for the winter and summer issue. 

There's a lot to see and do if you read the magazine and Willabinka, Meera 
and Neil take you through it all!

There are also maps that will make you want to go places And lots 
of stuff for the foodies . To know more and to subscribe go to


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Recent covers: Inga and Gold mine

Two cover illustrations for westland books. I'm beginning to enjoy working on the wacom tablet a lot more these days

Thursday, March 20, 2014

aalayam

Supriya Murthy from aalayam very kindly featured my work on their blog as their recently featured artist :) Do have a look at  http://aalayaminspiration.blogspot.ca  

Thursday, February 27, 2014

INDIA: an alphabet ride


I've been working on 'India: An Alphabet Ride'  for the past year and the book is finally out now in book stores. Conceived
and written by Shallu Jindal, a renowned Kuchipudi danseuse, the book has been published by Natraj Publishers

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I am Oscar

Sometimes, I'm lucky and get  to read really nice books when I have  to illustrate their covers . I thoroughly enjoyed reading this witty as well as heartbreaking (in parts) book by Ken Spillman . 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

The name is Bond..Ruskin Bond

I was asked to create a series of three cover illustrations  for  3 volumes of  Ruskin Bond's stories . Maithili Doshi, the extremely talented and wonderful art director at Rupa, commisioned these and also designed 
the final covers. 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

This Side That Side: Restorying Partition,




An anthology of graphic stories based on the partition; This Side That Side: 
Restorying Partition, has been curated by Vishwajyoti Ghosh and published by
 Arpita Das of Yodakin .I'm happy to have had the chance to contribute to
 the art of this book by working on a story by Tabish Khair called 'The Old Fable',
 a parody that captures the absurdity of the act of dividing 
a nation. The book will be out by the end of August . 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Friday, July 19, 2013

Cadbury's Bournville - animated vignette

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Was much fun to do  a really small piece of hand drawn animation after ages for 'The Crew'; a production house in Delhi.  Warning: blogger's really compressed the video to bits.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

cover illustration for Ranjit Lal's Bambi, Chops and Wag

Two cover options for Ranjit Lal's adorable book about his three canine friends . A must for all dog lovers. The story is
set in Delhi and the cover was done using watercolours .The publishers (Roli books) went for
the black and white cover.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Jumpstart 2013 conference logo illustration

So,I helped set  the visual language of this years Jumpstart conference; the theme of which is translations and the role of translators in children's books,with this illustration.The second drawing is actually the first sketch that was sent to the German Book office, that organises the conference each year
The designers at tiffin box design , took this forward really well . Take a look at how - http://www.jumpstartfest.com/home

Friday, May 24, 2013

A garland of memories - Ruskin Bond

Mr. Bond turned 79 on May 19th and 'Garland of memories was released on the occasion of his birthday. Here are two options that were considered while making the cover . The more colourful yellow one finally made it to press.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Cover illustration for Travel + Leisure magazine's family issue April 2013


Colours of Delhi for HT's 'You read they learn' campaign

I was one of the three illustrators who was part of the   the wonderful 'You read they learn' campaign organised by Pratham books and the Hindustan Times this month . On May 1st, thousand of  copies of  'Colours of Delhi'  got printed on the front page of HT (imagine !) and were  in circulation in the Delhi, Gurgaon and NCR region. The pages could be cut out  and folded into a book and the  story  could be read out to children who cannot read, are learning to read or given to children who cannot afford books. Check out some images here .This book is available for download here http://issuu.com/htonline/docs/yrtl . Jasjyot is one of the other illustrators who was part of the campaign. Do check out his work at http://ultichhatri.blogspot.in/ . You will be left amazed.


Monday, April 22, 2013

Maya saves the day

Some illustrations from Maya saves  the day . A wonderful book written by Meera Nair published by Duckbill books .  

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday, January 14, 2013

International book giving day

Feb 14th is international book giving day ! I'll be donating a book to a child and you should try and do so too . Look for more details here bookgivingday.com  and here http://bookgivingday.com/2013/01/13/international-book-giving-day-2013-poster/ . Also do spread the word around and share this on social networking sites .

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Yellow Colour for room to read

Spreads from a picture book for Room to read  introducing children to various colours.















doughlicious

I've been working with a new bakery/ cafe called Doughlicious (www.doughlicious.in) over the past 3 months creating their logo , collaterals and a few illustrations for their cafe interiors which I'm sharing here. I usually don't take on logo/branding projects , but this one was hard to resist since it had to do with food !





Sunday, August 5, 2012

Poster for the Avalokiteśvara Trust



Poster,logo and banner for the Avalokiteśvara Trust. Do visit their facebook page . One of the key projects currently run under the umbrella of the Avalokiteśvara Trust is FOUNTAIN OF LEARNING Fountain of Learning a.k.a FOL, is an initiative to nurture and educate children in isolated villages of Ladakh. For the year 2012, FOL is setting up libraries in Ladakh, the remote ice desert region of the Himalayas. Get in touch with them at avalokitesvaratrust@gmail.com in case you would like to contribute some children's books or help in other ways. You will make some very sweet children very happy :)

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Pao Anthology

The Pao Anthology brought out by an initiative of the Pao collective is going to be available at book stores in a couple of weeks . So, watch out for a book with this gem of a cover illustrated by the inimitable Orijit Sen Now why would you not pick up a book with a cover like that . You can also order it on flipkart  soon. I collaborated with the wonderful writer and  poet Salil Chaturvedi on his equally wonderful story called 'The Pink'. Here are a few pages for you to sample .