While working for Brand Harvest, a well-known design & branding agency; I had got an opportunity to work on an identity design for Hyderabad Metro. Though it was a pitch presentation but appreciated by everyone at work and the client. Essentially, they selected something else.
After successful design range of Mahatma Gandhi and Anna Hajare; Ranjiv Ramchandani, the founder of Tantra tee shirts brand, had asked me to make poster artwork of PM Modi in the similar style of Stephen Fairey. Looking at Modi’s initiative ‘Make in India’s popularity; we thought of supporting it indirectly by twisting the tagline a bit.
‘Battangad’ is a popular satire blog; created by my renowned Hindi copywriter friend from Adworld, Jitendra Dave. His fabulous take on social and political issues has made him famous in a very short period. He wanted an appropriate identity for his blog from me.
‘Auto Edit’ is a post production company; started by a friend of mine Ajay Tiwari in partnership around 20 years back. He is very well-known personality in advertising fraternity. Once he had asked me to redesign an identity of his venture. His only brief was the new identity should stand amongst identities of all other leading production houses across the globe.
Last week I had conducted my 3rd solo paintings show titled – Purnaah (The Completeness) at Nehru Centre Art Gallery, Worli Mumbai.
The theme was based on Ardhanarishvara is a composite androgynous form of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati. It is shown as a fusion of the feminine and masculine energies of the cosmos and also illustrates how Shakti, the Sacred Feminine, is inseparable from Shiva, the male principle of God.
This form also symbolizes ‘Purnah’ (The completeness) of not just an outer body but also inner mind and soul. Thus every single human being is a pure example of this beautiful concept of life. My humble attempt to depict the same through this painting show.
YourStory.com is India’s biggest and definitive platform for startups and entrepreneurs related stories as well as news. I had got an opportunity to contribute a series of web-cartoon called ‘Mind Your Business’ on daily basis. Here are few selected ones –
When Amir Khan publicly shared his wife’s fear about growing insecurity in the country, he was criticised by masses including his fans. Next, the aftermath followed by his sudden removal as brand ambassador of Snapdeal and subsequently Incredible India and replaced him by Big B quite swiftly!