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

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.


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 !